We always hear the classic tune “Auld Lang Syne” sang on the radio each time we welcome the New Year. Others would even sing it at the top of their lungs. Most of us though can sing the first few lines and then mumble our way through it. But even if many do not know the exact words to the song, I bet Y’all would agree that it’s a great tune. Otherwise, it could not have lingered over the centuries and became part of our tradition in ringing in the New Year. I’m sure as well that you’ll love the song all the more after hearing Home Free’s incredible remake of it.
Listen to their remarkable cover of the classic tune below.
It seems that there’s no record from these talented vocalists that doesn’t stand out. Each cover of a song, from classic to contemporary to gospel, is exceptional and worth a listen. In their version of “Auld Lang Syne,” the five men belted out the powerful words that make us hopeful and optimistic as we face another year. Indeed, the flawless vocals and harmonies from these guys brought yet another best sound. We can’t wait to have more of what the band has to offer us this 2019!
Brief Song Background
“Auld Lang Syne” originated from a Scottish poem authored by Robert Burns in 1788. It means “times gone by.” Most English-speaking countries are familiar with the song as they usually sang it on New Year’s Eve to bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new one. Other than on New Year’s Eve, the tune is also sung on several occasions such as graduations, funerals, and as a final tune to end other programs.
While Burns holds the credit for writing the song, he did not actually write everything of it. He took some of the lyrics from other sources. The 1711 ballad that James Watsons penned entitled “Old Long Syne” is a great example. Moreover, it became arguable whether the melody used today was the same with what Burns originally wrote. This vagueness though has been overshadowed by the wide use of the tune in Scotland and the rest of the world. Many artists, old and new, well-known and not, from various parts of the world recorded the classic song countless times.
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