Kipling's wartime version
"Auld Lang Syne"
Cornhill booklet, vol. 1, no. 2. Boston: 1900
Acquired in 1943
During the Boer War, Kipling composed a new set of lyrics to be sung to the tune of "Auld Lang Syne" at a benefit concert for military widows and children. His version was first published as a broadside in South Africa and was reprinted in this American keepsake edition.