Tonight we will all gather with our glad rags and champagne bottles and when the clock strikes midnight join hands and belt out the most popular song that no one knows the words to. 75% of people according to NBC’s report “What’s ‘Auld Lang Syne’?” And with lines like, “We twa hae paidl’t in the burn, Frae morning sun till dine”, who’s to blame them? Some of the more bizarre misinterpretations can be found on that haven of faulty song lyrics, “Kiss This Guy” (from Jimi Hendricks “Kiss the sky”)
Auld Lang Syne is not about the pronunciation or even getting any of the words right. It’s about joining in festive sing-along to welcome another year of adventure, risk, creativity and probably some well embraced failure.