Ramsay's version, reprinted with music
"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
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.)