Most of you know have probably heard and sung the words to the traditional New Year’s song, Auld Lang Syne, but not everyone knows what the words really mean. When I was a young child, I didn’t realize that there was a question mark at the end of the sentence, “should old acquaintance be forgot?” I thought it was a sad song, telling me to forget about my old friends. Of course it means just the opposite, it is a song that reminds us to remember our old friends and commemorate friendships we’ve had through the years. I found this version of the song online, along with a line by line translation of the song from the original poem upon which it was based.
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