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Only 3% of the population know the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne

We’ll take a cup of kindness yet (Picture: Getty)
Should old song lyrics be forgot…?

Auld Lang Syne..

By admin , in UK , at December 28, 2017

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Only 3% of the population know the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet (Picture: Getty)

Should old song lyrics be forgot…?

Auld Lang Syne could be at risk of dying out, if a new study is to be believed.

Just 3% of people know all the words and 42% of millennials don’t know a single word.

Overall, most people know the chorus and perhaps the first few lines – but the proportion dropped among younger people.

Research by Sainsbury’s found that more than half do not know Scottish bard Robert Burns wrote the words, with 3% even believing Mariah Carey was the author.

Here are the lyrics

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne?

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll buy your pint cup!
and surely I’ll buy mine!
And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.

CHORUS

And there’s a hand my trusty friend!
And give me a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

People were shown lyrics and asked if they were part of the song.

40% thought lyrics from the Beatles were part of it, 60% from Abba and 34% got confused with Taylor Swift.

And 45% of people thought 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 part of the song.

Only 3% of the population know the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne

A spokesman for Sainsbury’s 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.’

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They have created song sheets with the lyrics (actually by Scottish poet Robert Burns) to help people remember.

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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