A lover's lament, 1667
Ramsay's "Auld Lang Syne", 1724
Ramsay's version, reprinted with music, 1787
A Caledonian country dance, 1760s
William Shield's Rosina, 1783?
The tune of "Auld Lang Syne", 1792
First publication of the Burns verses, 1796
An old song of olden times, 1793
Words and melody, together at last, 1799
A question of authorship, 1817
A 19th century revision, 1856–1860
Kipling's wartime version, 1900
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Exhibitions | Online | Auld Lang Syne: The Story of a Song
A question of authorship
"Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot"
A Select Collection of Original Scottish Airs for the Voice
London: Printed & sold by T[homas] Preston; sold also by G[eorge] Thomson, the editor & proprietor, Edinburgh, 1817
Purchased in 1974.
Piano: Renate Rohlfing