Sunday, January 24, 2010

Robert Burns and the new year song Auld Lang Syne

Robert Burns, or Rabbie as he was known, was the son of a farmer, born in Alloway,a village on the River Doon, Ayrshire, in the southwest of Scotland on January 25, 1759. He is famous for his poetry and his songs, some of which are: Auld Lang Syne; Comin’ Thro the Rye; Sweet Afton; Scots Wha Hae; Green Grow the Rashes; and A Red, Red, Rose which are all songs as well.

His song 'Auld Lang syne - a new year song - In scottish dialect means 'old long since, or days gone by. Burns had heard an old man sing the song and he wrote down the words and Burns has been given the credit for writing the song.

You are seeing the Cottage in which Robert Burns lived in Ayrshire at Alloway, 3 miles away. The cottage was built by William Burnes, Robert's father. Visited by people from all over the world, Robert Burns lived only upto the age of 37! Click here to find Burns Cottage and places to visit in Aryshire.

Listen to his song and find profile in Literature - Add to your or your Child's Literature file. Find Project Ideas for kids here. Enjoy.

- ilaxi patel
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