Friday 31 December 2010

A Guid New Year to Ane An' A'

A guid new year to ane an' a'
An' mony may ye see,
An' during a' the years to come,
O happy may ye be.
An' may ye ne'er hae cause to mourn,
To sigh or shed a tear;
To ane an'a baith great an' sma'
A hearty guid new year.

A guid new year to ane an' a'
An' mony may ye see,
An' during a' the years to come,
O happy may ye be.

2. O time flies past, he winna wait,
My friend for you or me,
He works his wonders day by day,
And onward still doth flee.
O wha can tell when ilka ane,
I see sae happy here,
Will meet again and merry be
Anither guid new year.


3. We twa ha'e baith been happy lang.
We ran about the braes.
In yon wee cot beneath the tree,
We spent our early days.
We ran about the burnie's side,
The spot will aye be dear,
An'those that used to meet us there,
We'll think on mony a year.

4. Noo let us hope our years may be
As guid as they ha'e been,
And trust we ne'er again may see,
The sorrows we ha'e seen.
And let us wish that ane an'a'
Our friends baith far an' near,
May aye enjoy in times to come -
A hearty guid new year!


  1. I'd gie ye the Macallan wabsite...except ye hae tae choose "UK" as yer residence.

    Ah'm fuckin annoyed.

    As I swally a lot o' the stuff.

    English owned wankers. Probably.

    Happy New Year, Munguin and Tris.

  2. Lovely CH.... a tad on the pricey side for the likes of me though!!

  3. I NEVER admit to being from the UK Conan...

    If that's the only option I go for St Marino or the Vatican City!!

    Have a good one!

  4. Depends who you know tris all under a twenty! May I wish the blog hosts and contributors a good new year and may it be a memorable one for all.

  5. Thank you very much CH and to you and all our readers!

  6. Scotland subsides Pr*ck Charles

    But from 2013, the Civil List will be scrapped and the monarchy will be financed by what’s been titled the Sovereign Support Grant - comprising a share of the profits made by the Crown Estate, a vast £6.6billion property empire where the profits go to the Treasury.

  7. Utterly disgusting.

    "We" are, I see, not in this with the common people!

    I don't know why we let the government treat us like this.

    Take money off the pensioners by using the "preferred measure" of inflation (I mean inflation is inflation, there shouldn't be a preferred measure) and give Charlie even more money to be extravegant with.

    Even the Queen thinks he's spendthrift. Pity she couldn't chop his stupid head off.

  8. We live in a corrupt establishment tris and that sadly can't be changed peacefully. From one of your blog links Two books about previous tough times: the themes resound today but will be ignored as they have no voice.

  9. Good links. Richard Hoggart's Uses of literacy is another brilliant portrait of working class life at the beginning of the last century; English, but authentic for all that as Hoggart himself came from a Hull working class family, and rose to be a professor of English. Quite a feat!

  10. Thats thr tallisker run dry, now where is that Oban 15?

    Happy New Year one and all, even if I am late, and this is the 3rd day of January 2011 ...

  11. Happy New Year Dean.... Have you just come round?

  12. lol, I had a lovely night with me, some mates and Jools Hollands Hogmany Hootnanny - the Oban and some Red Vino is all thats left!

    You have a good one?

    (My head is splitting, but I've decided to battle through it with dissertation coursework. That's woken me up slightly!