Let's usher in the New Year with music and cheer by playing one of our well-loved songs - "Auld Lang Syne." This is a traditional Scottish song derived from the poem of Robert Burns (1759 - 1796). Burns was a Scottish national poet who also wrote songs and lyrics. He first published a collection of poems in 1786 under the title Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect
, also known as the Kilmarnock edition. This was followed by another collection in 1787 known as The Edinburgh edition. He collaborated with James Johnson and Stephen Clarke to publish the 6 volume The Scots Musical Museum
and with George Thomson in the compilation titled A Select Collection of Original Scottish Airs for the Voice
. Below are links to other websites offering free music sheet downloads for various instruments of Burns' "Auld Lang Syne:"