Auld Lang Syne is the classic poem written by Scottish poet, Robert Burns. Nowadays, Auld Lang Syne is famous for welcoming the New Year with it regularly being sung as the New Year begins.
Did you know that Auld Lang Syne roughly translates to “for old times sake”?
Now you can learn this popular song on the kalimba with this Auld Lang Syne kalimba tab!
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Notation & Tuning Key
The below key represents all the notes for a standard 17 key kalimba, tuned to C. All the notes that are plucked in Auld Lang Syne are in bold.
Auld Lang Syne Kalimba Tab Numbered Notation
Here is the numbered notation kalimba tab for Auld Lang Syne.
2 5 5 5 7 6 5 6 Should old acq-uaint-ance be for-got, 7 5 5 7 2° 3° and ne-ver brought to mind? 3° 2° 7 7 5 6 5 6 Should old acq-uaint-ance be for-got, 7 6 5 3 3 2 5 a-nd au-ld la-ang syne? 3° 2° 7 7 5 6 5 6 For au-ld la-ang syne, my dear, 3° 2° 7 7 2° 3° for au-ld la-ang syne, 5° 2° 7 7 5 6 5 6 we'll take a cup of kind-ness yet, 7 6 5 3 3 2 5 fo-or au-ld la-ang syne.
Auld Lang Syne Kalimba Tab Lettered Notation
Here is the lettered notation kalimba tab for Auld Lang Syne for those that prefer reading the letters over the numbers.
D G G G B A G A Should old acq-uaint-ance be for-got, B G G B D° E° and ne-ver brought to mind? E° D° B B G A G A Should old acq-uaint-ance be for-got, B A G E E D G a-nd au-ld la-ang syne? E° D° B B G A G A For au-ld la-ang syne, my dear, E° D° B B D° E° for au-ld la-ang syne, G° D° B B G A G A we'll take a cup of kind-ness yet, B A G E E D G fo-or au-ld la-ang syne.
Auld Lang Syne is a great and easy song to learn on kalimba and this Auld Lang Syne kalimba tab will make the process even easier!
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