The New Year's Song, Explained
"Auld Lang Syne" is sung or played at New Year's celebrations, but the traditional tune is used around the world for other purposes.
The original is Scottish, and few of us know the original words -or even the modern English words.
Here's a video that tells you everything you need to know about "Auld Lang Syne."
Time for another year - a song - VIDEO + Activities
"January, February, March...Practise the months of the year with this song." (learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)
Happy New Year! - Text + Audio
"There is a song millions of Americans hear every New Year’s Eve. It is called “Auld Lang Syne.” It is the traditional music played during the New Year’s celebration. Auld Lang Syne is an old Scottish poem, and it means “old long since." The song describes the need to remember old friends." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Abba - Happy New Year "No more champagne
And the fireworks are through"
(lyrics007.com) + the VIDEO(YouTube)
Year Baby- sung by Jamie Cullum (sing365.com)
"Next year, things are gonna change
Gonna drink less beer, and start all over again
Gonna read more books, gonna keep up with the news
Gonna learn how to cook, spend less money on shoes
I'll pay my bills on time,and file my mail away, everyday..."
Lang Syne- a song by Robert Burns (1759-1796)
"It is often sung at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day."
1 Usage 2 Melody 3 Lyrics 4 History 5 Trivia 6 External links (Wikipedia) Listen
to it!and read it in modern English. (manythings.org)
Old Lang Syne(YouTube) A new year's song by Dan Fogelberg
- Use of the PRETERIT "Met my old lover in the grocery store
The snow was falling..." - The LYRICS(lyricsfreak.com)