Robert Burns

Born: January 25, 1759
Died: July 21, 1796

Robert Burns, born on January 25, 1759, was a famous poet and lyricist. He wrote hundreds of songs and poems mainly focusing on lyrical poems in which many have become awfully famous throughout the years, such as "Auld Lang Syle" (below). He is often considered the national poet of Scotland as a result of several poems being transcribed into unofficial anthems, such as "Auld Lang Syne" and "Scots Wha Hae."

Auld Lang Syne
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

And surely ye'll be your pint stowp!
And surely I'll be mine!
And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou'd the gowans fine;
But we've wander'd mony a weary fit,
Sin' auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl'd in the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar'd
Sin' auld lang syne.

And there's a hand, my trusty fere!
And gie's a hand o' thine!
And we'll tak a right gude-willie waught,
For auld lang syne.