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Thread #16346   Message #152640
Posted By: Jeremiah McCaw
21-Dec-99 - 07:18 PM
Thread Name: Auld Lang Syne
Subject: RE: Auld Lang Syne
The scholarship displayed here is nothing less than frightening (I would have said "sobering", but that wouldna been appropriate).

Haven't heard the Barra McNeils' version as yet, but there's a lovely rendition by Bobby Watt on his "Homeland" CD - not the conventional melody.

As for the line:
"We'll tak'a richt gude willie waught ..."
My notes translate "gude willie waught" as "good will/draft of ale"