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Happy New Year 2011: The Times Square Ball Drop 2011 and Aud Lang Syne

Happy New Year everyone! Today the worldwide symbol of the celebration of New Year will be accomplished at Times Square in New York City as the giant New Year's Eve Ball Drop is completed at exactly 12:00am Eastern Tim or +4GMT. Thousands of people gather to witness this historic event as they are also entertained by various celebrities and the very famous New Year symbolic show, Dick Clark’s Rockin New Years Eve 2011.

To join the worldwide celebration of New Year, we would like to invite everyone to sing with us and wish for love, peace, health, prosperity and all the goodness in 2011 with the song Aud Lang Syne. We are also inviting our readers to post their 2011 New Year's wishes, resolutions and messages.

Historically this song is not strictly a Christmas song but the year would not be complete without this song. It is traditionally sung on the stroke of midnight each New Years Eve however in Scotland, where Auld Lang Syne originates it is also sung on Burns Night, January 25th, to celebrate the life of the author and famous poet Robert Burns. The words 'Auld Lang Syne' literally translates from old Scottish dialect meaning 'Old Long Ago' and is about love and friendship in times past. The lyrics in the song Auld Lang Syne referring to 'We'll take a Cup of Kindness yet' relate to a drink shared by men and women to symbolise friendship.

As a bit of trivia, do you know that the song was not originally from Robert Burns?  YES< THE ORIGINAl song was in fact entitled "Old Long Syne" and was written by James Watson on 1711.

Sing with us and send us your New Year's wishes as well. Happy New Year!

Auld Lang Syne
Burns’ original Scots verse

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and days of 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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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