auld lang syne
noun Scot. and North England.
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Auld lang syne” is Scottish-Gaelic for “old long since,” or, more idiomatically, “days gone by” or “time long past.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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My faither was in it when he was nine, but you're no' allowed to gang doon now till you are twelve year auld.
He didna stay very lang, and gaed awa' saying he'd come back again.
He had been workin' on the top o' some auld workin's, an' I suppose they wadna ken, an' it fell in.
"Ay, an' it's a gran' price for onybody wha kens aboot it," said auld Jamie Lauder.
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A traditional Scottish song, customarily sung on New Year's Eve; the title means “Time Long Past.” The words, passed down orally, were recorded by the eighteenth-century poet Robert Burns. The song begins:
Should auld [old] acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to min'?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!