And there’s a hand, my trusty friend.

As we’re heading to greener climes let me be among the first to wish you a Happy New Year. This concluding (twelfth) seasonal selection is performed by those who brought in the first selection, Yo Yo Ma and Chris Botti.  With a melody of unknown origin (i.e. “traditional”) the auspicious words Dona Nobis Pacem (“Grant Us Peace”) are derived from the Latin Mass.

Dona Nobis Pacem

 Dona nobis pacem

Pacem

Dona nobis pacem

Dona nobis pacem

Dona nobis pacem

Dona nobis pacem

Dona nobis pacem

Also set to the tune of a “traditional” folk song “Auld Lang Syne” was written by Robert Burns in 1788. The Scots title may be translated into English literally as “old long since”, or more colloquially as “for the sake of times, long since gone.”  Either way, my jo, “We’ll tak a cup ‘o kindess yet!”

LISTEN TO THIS SELECTION – Happy New Year!

Auld Lang Syne

 Should auld acquaintance be forgot

And never brought to mind?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot

And auld lang syne?

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

For auld lang syne, my jo (my dear)

For auld lang syne

We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet

For auld lang syne

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

For auld lang syne, my jo (my dear)

For auld lang syne

We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet

For auld lang syne

 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

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 there’s a hand, my trusty fiere (friend)!

And gie’s a hand o’ thine !

And we’ll tak a right gude-willy waught

For auld lang syne

For auld lang syne, my jo (my dear)

For auld lang syne

We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet

For auld lang syne

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