The words to Auld Lang Syne were written by the great Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1788, and set to an old Scottish folk melody. Auld Lang Syne became the standard song of New Year’s Eve, and even though it has nothing to do with Christmas, it is often sung during the holiday season. People sing Auld Lang Syne all around the world as the clock strikes midnight and brings in the new year. The song also has been featured in several movies, notably at the end of the Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed.
Select the song image below for a printable PDF of Auld Lang Syne. The site will soon have versions of the song in several other keys. Also, you can scroll down further for a PDF of the Auld Lang Syne sheet music with with lyrics. www.Scotland.org has much more information on the song and its history.