December 31, 2016

2017 Auld Lang Syne- Feliz New Year!!

This post will also be in N.Florida's Premier Bilingual Newspaper Conexion. BB has a monthly column.


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls, and FELIZ NEW YEAR!!!  

They say that musica is the universal language, and Babushka definitivamente agrees with that. So, time to share the history of one of the most beloved and shared songs of all time- Auld Lang Syne. For the full rendition go to Scotland.org for a lovely share.

"In 1788 Robert Burns sent the poem ‘Auld Lang Syne’ to the Scots Musical Museum, indicating that it was an ancient song but that he’d been the first to record it on paper. The phrase ‘auld lang syne’ roughly translates as ‘for old times’ sake’, and the song is all about preserving old friendships and looking back over the events of the year.

It is sung all over the world, evoking a sense of belonging and fellowship, tinged with nostalgia.

It has long been a much-loved Scottish tradition to sing the song just before midnight. Everyone stands in a circle holding hands, then at the beginning of the final verse (‘And there’s a hand my trusty friend…’) they cross their arms across their bodies so that their left hand is holding the hand of the person on their right, and their right hand holds that of the person on their left. When the song ends, everyone rushes to the middle, still holding hands, and probably giggling.


Auld Lang Syne:
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne.
Chorus:
For auld lang syne, my jo,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne,
And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp!
And surely I'll be mine!
And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
Chorus”

Ok, now who else is going to print out the words to get it right?  Quee??  JU SO FONII!!! Por supuesto BB will have them right next to her.
The rest gets very “Scotsy”, which BB adores, so if you’d like to read more click on the link and sing with your drink. For our part, Sweetie and Babushka cantamos the cancion and lift our drinks to all our friends, familia, and of course those that are la combinacion of the two.  To you Beautifuls-


Auld Lang Syne Happy New Year 2017 Babushka & Sweetie
2 Oldies saying Adios to the old year.


Babushka Besos a Todos. Cuidensen.

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Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!