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Twa sangs f’Ogmanay


A Hogmanay Medley

We sing Auld Lang Syne at midnight

Tune: The Week Before Easter (The False Bride)

Hogmanay comes around and all things are made new
And we make resolutions of what we should do
It’s a time to be faithful, a time to be true
As we sing Auld Lang Syne at midnight.

As the chimes they ring out and the world forms a ring
Do we ever consider the words that we sing?
For the love we receive is the love we must bring
As we sing Auld Lang Syne at midnight.

There are many who shiver in a world hard and cold
And their numbers are growing as the new year grows old
It’s a tale that’s familiar and too seldom told
As we sing Auld Lang Syne at midnight.

For all friends and lovers of today and the past
May we always be constant so true love may last
As we reach out our hands may they always hold fast
As we sing Auld Lang Syne at midnight.

So let us remember as we sing out the tune
All these words have a meaning as morning comes soon
May each old acquaintance not wane like the moon
As we sing Auld Lang Syne at midnight.

Let us sing Auld Lang Syne at midnight.

It’s Been A Long Time Since

Tune: Auld Lang Syne
(James Watson, 1711)

Can we regret what’s gone before
As if it never was?
Should we forget for ever more
And never mourn its loss?

It’s been a long time since, my dear,
It’s been a long time since.
All time is one, when said and done
Though it be a long time since.

Leaves fall from trees in the winter breeze
When the hills are carpet-white.
But still we know, despite the snow,
That daytime follows night.

As daytime follows night, my dear,
As daytime follows night.
The scarlet sun proclaims the dawn
As daytime follows night.

So let’s remember where we’ve been
And press it to our breast.
Tomorrow starts in the human heart
And all is for the best.

And all is for the best, my dear,
Yes, all is for the best.
Each yesterday goes on its way
And all is for the best.

© Copyright 2014 Karl Dallas/EMI Music

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