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    Auld Lang Syne IS forgot as 97% can't remember lyrics to New Year's Eve favourite (with some mistaking it for one of Snoop Dogg's hits)



    • The song is used in the English speaking world to bring in the New Year. Half of people questioned didn't know Robert Burns wrote the lyrics to the song.
    • Snoop Dogg's lyrics thought to be part of song by 45 per cent of respondents.
    • Scots didn't fare that well in survey with many confessing to not knowing words.


    By Tariq Tahir For Mailonline

    PUBLISHED: 20:47 EST, 27 December 2017 | UPDATED: 21:18 EST, 27 December 2017

    The future of Auld Lang Syne being sung at the turn of the New Year has been thrown into doubt, with just three per cent people in the UK knowing the words, according to a study.
    Research by Sainsbury's shows the majority can belt out the chorus and first few lines at best, but 42 per cent of millennials do not know a single word.
    It also found that more than half do not know Scottish bard Robert Burns wrote the words, with 3 per cent even believing Mariah Carey was the author.

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    Half of those questioned didn't know Robert Burns wrote to the words to Auld Lang Syne with three per cent believing it was Mariah Carey.

    Sainsbury's has now put together a songsheet online in an effort to revive the tradition.

    A spokesman for the retailer said: 'We want everyone to have a great New Year's Eve and singing Auld Lang Syne - or Old Land Sign as some people thought - is as much a part of our celebrations as a glass of fizz at midnight.

    'We've revealed that many are missing out on this tradition because they don't feel confident of the lyrics, so

    Sainsbury's has created some handy song sheets so no-one has to hum along at the stroke of midnight this year.

    'We hope all our customers "take a cup of kindness yet" and have a very happy New Year.'

    Auld Lang Syne is sung as a way to bid farewell to the old year in many English-speaking countries.

    People will usually cross arms to hold hands in circle throughout the song.

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    Snoop Dogg's lyrics to his song New Year's Eve were thought to be part of the song by 45 per cent of respondents.

    In Scotland, the tradition is to hold hands with the person next to you and only cross arms over your breast from the final verse, before rushing inwards when it is over.

    When presented with lyrics from the song the majority of younger people had a hard time recognising them, with the study showing 54 per cent failed to identify the chorus, despite it featuring the words Auld Lang Syne.

    Further errors included mistakenly believing lyrics from The Beatles (40 per cent), Abba (60 per cent), Taylor Swift (34 per cent) and Little Mix (30 per cent) were lines from the 18th century poem.

    Snoop Dogg's lyrics to his song New Year's Eve - 'And every time I see you shine. It's like the lights of midnight. On New Year's Eve' - were thought to be part of the song by 45 per cent of respondents.

    Scots did not fare much better - just 7 per cent said they knew all the lyrics, while most admitted they knew hardly any.


    However, eight out of 10 people north of the border correctly identified Burns as the man who wrote the song.

    Impress your friends at New Year by knowing the words to '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 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 pou'd the gowans fine;
    But we've wander'd mony a weary fit,
    Sin' auld lang syne.
    CHORUS
    We twa hae paidl'd in 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 fere!
    And gie's a hand o' thine!
    And we'll tak a right gude-willie waught,
    For auld lang syne.
    CHORUS





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    This part speaks to how dumbed-down our society has become:

    When presented with lyrics from the song the majority of younger people had a hard time recognising them, with the study showing 54 per cent failed to identify the chorus, despite it featuring the words Auld Lang Syne.

    Further errors included mistakenly believing lyrics from The Beatles (40 per cent), Abba (60 per cent), Taylor Swift (34 per cent) and Little Mix (30 per cent) were lines from the 18th century poem.

    Before you can judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that, who cares? He's a mile away and you've got his shoes. - Billy Connolly

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    We live in a world where people are confusing Mariah Carey and Robert Burns. Fuck.

    I admit, I don't know all the words after the first part, but damn, I knew who wrote it.
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    Yeah, remember when Robert Burns threw a diva fit on stage and his bodyguards carried him off? Good times.
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    ^ Oh if only, though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post
    Yeah, remember when Robert Burns threw a diva fit on stage and his bodyguards carried him off? Good times.
    He was such a drama queen!! LOL!

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    I'm pretty sure I never knew the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne, so I hardly forgot them.
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    I didn't do any better. At first, I thought they were talking about Auld Lang Syne by Dan Fogelberg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darksithbunny View Post
    I didn't do any better. At first, I thought they were talking about Auld Lang Syne by Dan Fogelberg.

    Awww! I love that song!

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