Now, VOA special English presents the specialprogram for New Year's Eve.
That is a song millions of Americans will hear thisNew Year's Eve. It is called "Auld Lang Syne." It isthe traditional music played during the New Year'scelebration.
Auld Lang Syne is an old Scottish poem. It tellsabout the need to remember old friends. The words "auld lang syne" mean "old long since."
No one knows who wrote the poem first. However, a version by Scottish poet Robert Burns waspublished in seventeen-ninety-six. The words and music we know today first appeared in asongbook three years later.
The song is sung in the United States mainly on New Year's Eve.
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