Auld Lang Syne

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The US Army Band playing Auld Lang Syne.
Auld Lang Syne sheet music with lyrics.

"Auld Lang Syne"[1] is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788[2][3] and set to the tune of a traditional folk song (Roud # 6294). It is well known in many countries, especially in the English-speaking world, its traditional use being to bid farewell to the old year at the stroke of midnight.

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  1. Susan Rennie (ed.). "Lang Syne". Dictionary of the Scots Language. Dsl.ac.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-01.
  2. "Robert Burns - Auld Lang Syne". BBC. 23 April 2009. Retrieved 2012-01-01.
  3. "The History and Words of Auld Lang Syne". Scotland.org. Retrieved 2012-01-01.