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Auld lang syne (English translation)

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For Days Long Gone By

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Should an old acquaintance be forgot,
and never thought about?
Should an old acquaintance be forgot,
and days long gone by?
 
[Chorus:]
For days long gone by, my dearest,
for days long gone by,
we’ll drink a cup of kindness yet,
for days long gone by.
 
And surely you’ll pay for your pint-mug!
and surely I’ll pay for mine!
And we’ll drink a cup of kindness yet,
for days long gone by.
 
(Chorus)
 
We two have run around the hillsides,
and pick the daisies content;
But we’ve wandered many tiring treks,
Since those days long ago.
 
(Chorus)
 
We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun until dinner time;
But broad seas between us have roared
Since those days long ago.
 
(Chorus)
 
And there’s a hand, my trusty friend!
and give me your hand!
And we’ll drink deep a cup of good will,
for days long ago.
 
Thanks!
thanked 30 times
Submitted by Ww WwWw Ww on Fri, 07/09/2018 - 02:49
Added in reply to request by mszegedymszegedy
Author's comments:

*pint-stowp = a 2 quart measure.
good will - fellowship
kindness - hospitality, generosity, benevolence

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Auld lang syne

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