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merry christmas, 1 day late.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:42 am    Post subject: happy new year, right on time.  Reply with quote

happy new to all bumrejects(does that mean we're too good to be bums ...or not good enough?)

i stayed home and stayed (relatively) sober....watched movies on my spiffy new bluray player.

asleep by 11:30
and just what the hell does "may old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind" really mean, anyway?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The original lyrics and modern English translation got changed along the way. They made sense, beginning with a question, not a statement. Can't be sung properly by Americans though either in the original or in the literal translation. A remembering of their shared long ago past, followed by taking separate paths, and now celebrating a new year by shaking hands and toasting to the good old times, without rancor or relevance to the current or immediate past. Not a bad thought. Original, followed by literal translation in bold. -- Should auld acquaintance be forgot? And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and days o' lang syne? Should old acquaintances be forgotten? And never brought to mind? Should old acquaintances be forgotten, and days of long ago? For auld lang syne, my dear. For auld lang syne, we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet. For auld lang syne! For old long ago, my dear. For old long ago, we will take a cup of kindness yet. For [remembering our] old long ago. We twa hae run about the braes, and pu'd the gowans fine. But we've wander'd mony a weary foot sin' auld lang syne. We twa hae paid't in the burn frae morning sun till dine. But seas between us braid hae roar'd sin' auld lang syne. We two have run about the hillsides And pulled the daisies fine. But we have wandered many a weary foot for old long ago. We two have paddled [waded] in the stream from noon until dinner time, but seas between us broad have roared since old long ago. And there's a hand, my trusty fiere, and gie' a hand o' thine, And we'll tak a right guid willie-waught For auld lang syne! And surely ye'll be your pint'a stoup, and surely I'll be mine! And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet For auld lang syne!

And there is a hand, my trusty friend, and give us a hand of yours. And we will take a goodwill draught [of ale] for old long ago! And surely you will pay for your pint, And surely I will pay for mine! And we will take a cup of kindness yet for old long ago! ---

Cheers, and I drink a cup of kindness to you all.
And if we ever meet offer to shake your hand also - just like in the song.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow


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