Burns Day

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 01/19/2009 - 10:51.
01/25/2009 - 08:00
01/25/2009 - 21:00
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How does Cleveland celebrate Robert Burns, one of the world's most beloved poets?

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Burns Supper

  NEO might want to consider adding this tradition to the local scene.
To help us all to find joy in the midst of our long winters.

Burns Supper, for auld lang syne

Funny you mention Burns Supper... many years ago, I went to one at the In-Town Club hosted by Allen Holmes, with a lovely single malt tasting, haggis, Scottish dancing and Burns reading... being a MacDonald, and a goopd but Scottish, I find that quite interesting.

This year, I'm having Burns Supper with Ed Hauser's family and friends, which is very appropriate and a great new tradition to me... 

auld lang syne

Burns’ original Scots verse.

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,
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 foot,
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

English translation

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old times since ?

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 us a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

 

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