Kipling's wartime version

Rudyard Kipling

"Auld Lang Syne"

Occasional poems
Cornhill booklet, vol. 1, no. 2. Boston: 1900

Acquired in 1943

Item description: 

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.