Auld Lang Syne

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Auld Lang Syne

The Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song is traditionally used to celebrate the start of the New Year. The song's title may be translated into English literally as "old long since", "long long ago", "days gone by" or "old times". As it appears in the first line of the chorus, it might be loosely translated as "for (the sake of) old times".

A rendition of the song, recorded by Walter Afanasieff and Kenny G in 1999, contains an audio collage with a variety of excerpts that have an emphasis on politics and entertainment. It focuses on the American experience of the 20th Century. The song, Auld Lang Syne – Millennium Mix, was included on Kenny G’s Faith: A Holiday Album.

Several years after the release of the album I made a video combining the music and lyrics from Auld Lang Syne – Millennium Mix with a collage of pictures showing the event being described. Click on the link below to view this video. It is sure to bring back many memories from “days gone by”.

Happy New Year to all my Cruise Critic friends!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exdIKanF5Ko

Ron
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A lot of careful thought. Thanks for posting & a Healthy & Prosperous 2014.
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Thank you for this video which speaks for itself. At least for those of us who lived and saw most of these things happening. For those to young to have lived during the time(s) THESE are the things that shaped us and made us who we are.

Happy New Year!

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Thanks for the nice comments everyone!

Joanie, you words are so true. Who was it that said "These are the times, that try man's sole! The sixties were certainly one of the most trying decades in our history.
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That was very well done. Thank you. Many, many of those events, of course, were important also, in the world outside the USA.
On the topic of 'Auld Lang Syne', as a plea from a Scotsman to the rest of the world, please note that 'syne' is spelt with an "S" and not a "Z".
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Originally posted by Cruzer Two
Auld Lang Syne

The Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song is traditionally used to celebrate the start of the New Year. The song's title may be translated into English literally as "old long since", "long long ago", "days gone by" or "old times". As it appears in the first line of the chorus, it might be loosely translated as "for (the sake of) old times".

A rendition of the song, recorded by Walter Afanasieff and Kenny G in 1999, contains an audio collage with a variety of excerpts that have an emphasis on politics and entertainment. It focuses on the American experience of the 20th Century. The song, Auld Lang Syne – Millennium Mix, was included on Kenny G’s Faith: A Holiday Album.

Several years after the release of the album I made a video combining the music and lyrics from Auld Lang Syne – Millennium Mix with a collage of pictures showing the event being described. Click on the link below to view this video. It is sure to bring back many memories from “days gone by”.

Happy New Year to all my Cruise Critic friends!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exdIKanF5Ko

Ron
Thank you for sharing....it brought tears to my eyes....
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