Shid Ald Akwentans Bee Firgot…

All right, my loves, if we are going to bid farewell to this tired old year, let’s have Robert Burns lead us, as though it were 1788, in singing his poetic creation. Clear your throats, tune your pipes, and pull out your best Scottish accent, which will not be too difficult, because I have provided it for you. Tissue in one hand, pint in the other; are you ready? Mr Burns, please begin…

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Shid ald akwentans bee firgot,
an nivir brocht ti mynd?
Shid ald akwentans bee firgot,
an ald lang syn?

Fir ald lang syn, ma jo,
fir ald lang syn,
wil tak a cup o kyndnes yet,
fir ald lang syn.

An sheerly yil bee yur pynt-staup!
an sheerly al bee myn!
An will tak a cup o kyndnes yet,
fir ald lang syn.

We twa hay rin aboot the braes,
an pood the gowans fyn;
Bit weev wandert monae a weery fet,
sin ald lang syn.

We twa hay pedilt in the burn,
fray mornin sun til dyn;
But seas between us bred hay roard
sin ald lang syn.

An thers a han, my trustee feer!
an gees a han o thyn!
And we’ll tak a richt gude-willie-waucht,
fir ald lang syn.

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About Valleygrail

Native Californian by birth, Pacific Northwesterner by choice. Jack of all trades, master of none; always wishing I could stick with just one thing long enough to become expert. But then what about all those things left unattended? See? Not possible. I love life, my family, friends, a good book, Irish music, rain, fog, and a pint of Guinness. It's a good journey, and sharing with companions makes it even better. Thanks for being with me as I embrace it and you!
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9 Responses to Shid Ald Akwentans Bee Firgot…

  1. nrhatch says:

    Val just shared Robbie Burns on her blog too . . . and it matches your pronunciation guide:

    http://findyourmiddleground.com/2014/12/31/for-auld-lang-syne/

    • Valleygrail says:

      Ha! See? We can all sing together to say good bye to this year, and welcome the new one! I love the Scottish burr! Makes me wish to visit the homeland. Well one of them, anyway. Blessings in your new year, Nancy!

  2. That was worth at least two pints. 🙂 –Curt

  3. btg5885 says:

    Translation is much appreciated. All the best, BTG

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