Although “Auld Lang Syne” isn’t considered a Christmas tune, it’s often heard on New Years Eve, the seventh day of the 12 days of Christmas. The Scottish folk song tune is based on a Robert Burns poem of 1788, the title loosely translated as “so long ago.” It was sung in the British Isles during New Years centuries before Guy Lombardo popularized it in America, performing it at the stroke of midnight during his annual New Year’s Eve radio and television broadcasts.
The melody was first performed by the Kilties in 1960 and showed up in the corps’ productions 16 times throughout its history. There are few tunes as closely associated with a single corps.
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