strong emphasis on dominant to emphasize "is" Am E Am Dm My auld aquantance is forgot, a--nd ne--'er brought to mind. Am E Am F Am My auld aquantance is forgot, a--nd days of auld lang sigh. Am E Am Dm For auld lang sigh, my de--ar, for a--uld lang sigh. Am E I'll tak a cup of fallen tears, Am F-----F Am F-or all these long lost years. (if playing on hydraulophone, lightly touch water jets for "these" then block fully for "long"
Wishing everyone a meaningful New Year.
The holidays are a good chance to get in a little "home schooling" and teach that there's more to New Year's than giggles and laughter...
I often find New Year's means more to me than just giggles and laughter. I find it's an introspective time of contemplation, and a chance to think about the brief time we spend on this earth, while time inevitably marches forward year by year.
In that spirit, I made a new variation of the auld
song, with some "minor revisions" which I intend
to be played on one of those old windup music
boxes with the metal pins sticking out of a rotating
cylinder. Since I haven't had time to make such
a music box (or find where I can get one custom
made), I've made a quick recording of my rendition
of the song on a cheap children's toy keyboard:
or, alternatively, it's on YouTube:
Auld Lang Sigh (New Year's Tears), "musicbox" in the snow:
and also I've played it on hydraulophone
which can flow like a river of tears:
also on YouTube:
Auld Lang Sigh (New Year's Tears) on hydraulophone:
My younger daughter Steph was also really getting into it:
Auld Lang Sigh (New Year's Tears) on rollup toy keyboard, (with Steph's participation):
and so was my older daughter Christina:
Auld Lang Sigh (New Year's Tears) recorded onto rollup toy keyboard (with Christina's participation):