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Thread #53209   Message #4090581
Posted By: Jack Campin
29-Jan-21 - 07:03 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Auld Lang Syne
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Auld Lang Syne
The older tune is not one Burns wanted to be associated with - he described it as mediocre in a letter to Thomson, which must have been a strong hint for him to find something better. The new tune was a flash of inspiration - Burns was right.

The old tune was used for other sets of words. Again Burns got it right and selected the only text that was any good.