A Right Gude-Willy Waught

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No, it’s not New Year’s Eve, although Auld Lang Syne is sung then. It is Burn’s Night, and I’d suggest that the men in the picture above are not at their New Year’s revels, but at the close of a fantastic Burn’s Supper. Why do I say this? Look at the clock on the wall.  It’s only 11:00 o’clock, and although the bottle looks like a champagne bottle and the liquid in the glass is the colour of absinthe.  I’m going to assert that it’s really  Corryvreckan: my favorite scotch of the moment. I’m also rather fond of Tobermory.

I’ve written about Robert burns a couple of times before and you can read those posts: Way Post-Romantic,  What’s Important, and  The Slave’s Lament for more of his poetry, songs and some of my thoughts. Today’s toast to Robert Burns in honor of his birthday is:

Auld Lang Syne

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

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my jo,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stowp!
and surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We twa hae run about the braes,
and pu’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
sin auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We twa hae paidl’d i’ the burn,
frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
sin auld lang syne.

CHORUS

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere!
and gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak a right gude-willy waught,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS
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