Do you know the words to Auld Lang Syne?

74% of Britons don't know the words to the traditional New Year song

Written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to folk music, the poem is traditionally sung at the stroke of midnight on New Year.

However a survey has found that 74% of Britons don't know all the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne and often make them up or mime them.

37% don't know any of the words, whilst 60% are unaware of the meaning of the title ("Times Gone By").

Do you know all the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne?

Let us refresh your memory ahead of the traditional New Year sing-a-long!

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 (my dear)
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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