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Auld Lang Syne – Guy Lombardo

July 25, 2021

Today’s song of the day is “Auld Lang Syne,” which was created by Guy Lombardo, who formed the Royal Canadians with his brothers in 1924.

Fun Facts

  • “Auld Lang Syne” was played for the very first national New Year’s Eve radio broadcast, by Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians which is how this song became so popular.
  • This song was performed from 1929 to 1959 at the Roosevelt Grill, inside of the Roosevelt Hotel, located in New York City, and then at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel until 1976.
  • Guy Lombardo’s full name is Gaetano Alberto “Guy” Lombardo, and he was a talented Canadian-American bandleader, violinist, and hydroplane racer.
  • Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians sold between 100 and 300 million records in their time.
  • Guy Lombardo died in 1977 of a heart attack, but some sources say that his actual cause of death was due to a lung ailment, and his wife died in 1982.



Should auld acquaintance be forgot

And never brought to mind?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot

And days of auld lang syne

For auld lang syne, my dear

For auld lang syne

We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet

For auld lang syne


  1. Jeanne


  2. Gordon

    Hello, for your information Auld Lang Syne is poem written by Rabbie Burns in the 1700’s and is sung nationally and annually in Scotland and Scottish outposts around the world at Hog Mannay or New Year. Canada was founded by French and Scots where Guy Lombardo originated. Best regards, McRostie

    • Susan

      Good for you, Gordon.👍 I’m a retired elementary music teacher. I taught my students exactly what you’ve shared.

  3. Bullhusky

    Seriously who performed “Get Down On it”?1? Always sounded like a double entendre…

  4. Suzanne S. Mycyk

    Growing up, we always watched the Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians on New Year’s Eve and loved it. Sorry that he was replaced later with other New Year’s Eve shows. To me, it was not New Year’s Eve without Guy Lombardo!

  5. Dawn Alfonso

    happy new year

  6. Jorge

    We should abound on Gordon’s intervention. Is a very interesting comment.

  7. Rande Christoferson

    Gordon is correct, except the poet is Robert Burns, nicknamed “Robbie” by the Scots People as an endearment. Readers might mistakenly think because of Gordon’s spelling of “Rabbie”, that the pronunciation may sound like “Rabbi”. It is not; it is pronounced Robby and spelled Robbie. (Yes, I am part Scotsman on my mother’s side of the family). Here’s to Robbie Burns!


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