Classic Style For New Year’s Eve

Saying Goodbye to 2017 in Classic Style

  With a Classic Tune

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

Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne?”

Ready or not, we’re coming to the end of another year and soon we will be ringing in the new and singing along to the very familiar New Year’s Eve: “Auld Lang Syne.”  While it’s a true classic few people know the meaning or the words. And so, we happily hum along after the first two lines.

Classic Song – Auld Lang  Syne

The tune originated in 1788 from a Scots poem by Robert Burns. The title “Auld Lang Syne” is loosely translated as “long long ago”, “days gone by” or  “old times”.

In essence, the song is about remembering the love and companionship from times past. The melody of the song is one of sing-along, which brings folks together while in a sense of comradery and friendship while singing in unison. One can’t help but hum along.

Our modern-day version here in the U.S. began back in 1929 when Guy Lombardo’s orchestra started playing it on the radio every New Year’s Eve.

While the song is almost always played at the stroke of midnight, not everyone knows the words to it. So sing along without missing a word, here are the lyrics below:

 New Year’s Eve: “Auld Lang Syne” – Robert Burns

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

Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne?

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.

We two have run about the slopes, and picked the daisies fine;

But we’ve wandered many a weary foot, since auld lang syne.

We two have paddled in the stream, from morning sun till dine;

But seas between us broad have roared since auld lang syne.

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.”

Classic Outfit

Since I am all for casual and comfort with a splash of style, my New Year’s Eve is going to be simply dressed in “Black & White”.  A soft white button-down shirt and black palazzo pants accessorized with pearls and sparkles and I’m ready to ring in the new year!

 

Classic shirt

Classic New Year's Eve Style

 

Happy New Year, everyone!

Rosemary

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