Saturday, December 31, 2011

Finale Music Advertising Postcard - Auld Lang Syne

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I love the front of this advertising postcard showing the sheet music for Auld Lang Syne! 

postmarked in 2010 with a machine stamp

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"Auld Lang Syne" is a Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. It is well known in many English-speaking (and other) countries and is often sung to celebrate the start of the New Year at the stroke of midnight. 

The song's Scots title may be translated into English literally as "old long since", or "old times". Consequently "For auld lang syne", as it appears in the first line of the chorus, is loosely translated as "for (the sake of) old times".

The song begins by posing a rhetorical question as to whether it is right that old times be forgotten, and is generally interpreted as a call to remember long-standing friendships.

1 comment:

Labor Posters said...

Great! I've never seen this kind of postcard before. I was just amazed because its unique to create a music notes postcard.