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The US associates "Auld Lang Syne" with the New Year, but not everyone does.

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After the ball drops in Times Square on New Year's Eve, the crowd cheers, couples kiss, confetti flies and the song you hear is "Auld Lang Syne." For Americans this song is associated with another year passing, but it means something else entirely in other cultures. Since the Scottish poet Robert Burns first published the words to the song in the 18th century, the melody has been adapted as a soccer ballad in the Netherlands, a graduation song in Japan, and more.

This video explains how an obscure Scottish folk tune took on new life around the world and how Guy Lombardo solidified it as the sound the US hears at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve.

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Here's our last video of 2018! Happy New Year everyone 🍾✨✨
Thanks be to God
The first wave of emmigrants to what would become the USA were Scots-Irish-German-English...
Marshan Thomas
Towards the n of the video was that shot at Mariah Carey bc she didn't know her own song lol.
Marshan Thomas
2019 has jump fast smh.
Marshan Thomas
I always thought it was saying old man Zion. Lol.
Lew 286
The lyrics are piss easy tae read all it means is remember the past don’t forget people
Coral Reefer
I've heard the melody my whole life but I've never once heard anyone sing it.. Wasn't even aware it had lyrics until watching this
crescent.
there's a new years song???
*Mr. Scream*
Im gonna play this when season 8 on fortnite hits
XxLukeEngland2xX RBLX
1:08 Isn’t is called Gaelic?
hamish ashcroft
wait this is a thing outside of scotland???
Adeyinka Bada
Lol I stay in Scotland and we had an assembly in school about this I didn’t know anyone else in the world actually knew this and (we did the dance thing.) this was on burns night
Krazy Kaila
I came here to find the variant that they used for 2002.
isays
i dont know what it is about that melody, but even without lyrics it just _sounds_ so mournful that I feel like crying :/
I was choking back tears for like half of this video
Kim Z24
In Quebec it tends to be more of a funeral hymn.
R C
Thank you so much for this explanation!!
Paddy C
SCOTLAND
this song is best played on the bagpipes
Gabriela Clemente
We have different lyrics for it in Brazilian Portuguese, we all it The Farewell Waltz, and it makes me cry like nobody’s business...
Joyce Phang
I came in not knowing it was this same song. When i hear this piece, sorrows just came to me. I have heard this song at funerals, and i wish i won't have to again. I rmb so clearly this song was play when my dad casket was being push in the furnaces. That a moment i can never forget.
Apostolos Kedikidis
In Greece it's a melancholy nostalgic goodbye song
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Why people think they see ghosts The New Year's Eve song, explained 2 days ago   06:30

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Even though there is no scientific evidence that ghosts exist, you may not be crazy if you see one.

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48% of Americans profess to believe in ghosts, and around a quarter say that they've actually seen a ghost before. I wanted to find out if there was any proof of their existence, so I spoke with Joe Nickell, allegedly the world's only paranormal investigator who had researched reported hauntings for almost 50 years.

He says that he's never seen any evidence that would point towards the existence of ghosts. Nickell walks us through the various scientific explanations for why people think they see ghosts, including sleep paralysis, waking dreams, traumatic grief, and exposure to infrasound.

So even though there may be no evidence that ghosts exist, that doesn't mean that you might not see one.

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