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Ramsay's version, reprinted with music

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Allan Ramsay
(1686–1758)

"Auld Lang Syne"

The Scots Musical Museum, vol. 1
Edinburgh: Printed & sold by Johnson & Co., 1787

Gift of Charles Ryskamp in memory of Edward S. Bentley, 1975

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Poet Allan Ramsay's version of "Auld Lang Syne," which was first published in the 1720s, appeared again a few decades later, set to a traditional air, in the first volume of James Johnson's Scots Musical Museum. (In 1796, in a later volume of the Museum, Johnson published the Burns version of "Auld Lang Syne" for the first time.)