The year has ended and we are reflecting on the memories of 2017. We played great music, met amazing people, and rocked some killer events. Before we get out our champagne glasses, noisemakers, and watch the ball drop on the new year, we thought we’d look into the history behind that tune you always hear just after midnight.
Auld Lang Syne is a time-honored classic that you may or not know all the words to depending on how you’re feeling when the clock turns over into 2018.
The original lyrics come from a Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 that are now set to a folk song. The english translation of “for auld lang syne” is roughly “for the sake of old times”. The tune is fitting to look back as we think about our resolutions and goals for the upcoming year. Maybe we’re thinking about the people who touched our hearts, laughs that we shared, music we heard, or tough times we endured.
Whatever comes to your mind, the song provides an uplifting feeling suited for a New Year’s Eve anthem. Find the lyrics and more history here and then listen to these few renditions of the tune, Auld Lang Syne, from the movie It’s A Wonderful Life, and artists like The Tenors, Mariah Carey, and Susan Boyle.