"Auld Lang Syne” is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and is well known in many English-speaking (and other) countries as a folk song to celebrate the start of the New Year at the stroke of midnight. By extension, its use has also become common at funerals, graduations, and as a farewell or ending to other occasions.
The song's Scots title may be translated into English as "old long since", "long long ago", "days gone by" or "old times". Singing the song on Hogmanay or New Year's Eve very quickly became a Scots custom that soon spread to other parts of the British Isles. As Scots (and other Britons) emigrated around the world, they took the song with them.
"Auld Lang Syne" is traditionally sung at the conclusion of New Year gatherings in Scotland and around the world, especially in English speaking countries.
It is common practice that everyone joins hands with the person next to them to form a great circle around the dance floor.
And now it is time for you to practise the lyrics we followed last day in class. Enjoy the song in karaoke version!!