Auld Lang Syne


‘Sex and the City’ version


( aka the original version!)


You can download Mairi Campbell‘s version of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ using the links below. Early in Mairi Campbell and Dave Francis’s recording career they formed ‘The Cast‘ and recorded the song. Sarah Jessica Parker heard their version and placed it in the pivotal New Year’s Eve scene of blockbuster movie ‘Sex and the City‘ in 2008.

Auld lang syne live with mairi campbell and David Francis

Another highlight for Mairi and Dave was when they were also invited to sing Auld Lang Syne at the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Awards, for Sean Connery in Washington DC.



Auld Lang Syne is available to buy as a single or in an album called ‘The Winnowing

Buy recordings here

Buy sheet music here

History of the song:

This is the original version by Robert Burns and was first published/printed in 1796.   Interesting fact: on sending his song to his publisher, George Thomson in Edinburgh, he opted to change the tune to the one that is now sung around the world. Burns never claimed authorship as he said that he took it down from the singing of an old man and there are quite a number of older versions. There is evidence that Burns was familiar with other older versions. The poet told Johnson (another publisher) that verses three and four were entirely his own. Ironically, this song, although his most famous, was not published in his lifetime.

Lyrics to Auld Lang Syne

1. Should auld aquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind
Should auld aquaintance be forgot for auld lang syne

For auld lang syne, my jo, for auld lang syne
We’ll tak a cup o kindness yet, for auld lang syne.

2. An’ surely you’ll be your pint stoup
An surely I’ll be mine
And we’ll tak a cup o kindness yet
For auld lang syne

3. We twa hae run aboot the braes
An pu’d the gowans fine
And we’ve wandere’d mony’s a weary fit
Sin auld lang syne

4. We twa hae paidl’d in the burn
Fae morning sun till dine
But the seas between us broad hae roar’d
Sin auld lang syne

5. So here’s a hand my trusty fiere
An’ gie’s a hand o thine
And we’ll tak a richt gude-will waught
For auld lang syne

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