Robert Burns by Angelika , Magda and Wiktoria

We think that Robert Burns would be a good Scottish ambassador because he is the well-known Scottish poet and he wrote more than 550 songs and poems,about 25 each year.

He was born on the 25th January 1759.

Robert Burns by Alexander Naysmith [Public Domain]

Robert Burns by Alexander Naysmith [Public Domain]

He is the well-known poet and wrote poems in the Scottish language.On the 1774 Robert wrote his first song, ‘O once I Lov’d [a bonnie lass]’. His rise to fame began in July 1786 when, at the age of 27,his first work was published.

Haggis become well-known and is now considered Scotland’s National dish,thanks to Robert Burns ‘poem ‘ Address to a Haggis ‘. However,haggis was also referred to in the works of Scottish poets some 240 years before Burns was born.

He was also known as Rabbie Burns.

One of his songs is singing during Hogmany (new year eve) ‘Auld Lang Syne’.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days o’ lang syne!

Chorus:
For auld lang syne, my dear
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne!

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pu’d the gowans fine,
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary foot
Sin’ auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl’t in the burn
Frae morning sun till dine,
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
Sin’ auld lang syne.

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere,
And gie’s a hand o’ thine,
And we’ll tak a right guid willie-waught
For auld lang syne!

And surely ye’ll be your pint’ stoup,
And surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne!

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