Do you know all the words to ‘Auld Lang Syne?’

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(Photo: Thinkstock)

DENVER — “Auld Lang Syne” is traditionally sung at the end of the countdown to the New Year. We all know the melody, but do we know the words?

And what does it even mean?

The song originated as a poem by Scotsman Robert Burns in 1788. The title translates to English as “days gone by.”

Here’s the full poem:

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne ?

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll buy your pint cup !
and surely I’ll buy mine !
And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine ;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine ;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.

CHORUS

And there’s a hand my trusty friend !
And give me a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

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