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Thread #22583 Message #2712989
Posted By: Jim McLean
31-Aug-09 - 12:41 PM
Thread Name: Help: Mary Coughlan: Auld Lang Syne
Subject: RE: Help: Mary Coughlan: Auld Lang Syne
I'm not sure of this but did she sing the 'other' melody which is not the standard one? I've noticed some singers doing this in attempt to show Burns original tune to which he set Auld Lang Syne. This tune, however, and a version of Auld Lang Syne set to it, predates Burns.
Ramsey and Thomson both printed the song with slightly different words but the same melody before Burns.