Auld Lang Syne
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The song is a traditional Scottish folk melody and in this version is arranged in the key of A major. The correct key signature for songs in the key of A major is the three-sharps key signature in which all F, C and G notes are played as sharps. As a typical pentatonic folk song, however, G sharp doesn't occur in this melody.
Time signature - In this arrangement, the song is in four-four, meaning four quarter note beats per bar. But notice that the last bar has only three beats. That's because the song repeats to the one beat pick-up bar at the start. You can think of that as the missing beat of the last bar when it comes to the repeat.
Listen to Auld Lang Syne
Here's an audio version that you can listen to while following the score, which changes page by page as the music plays. Watch in full screen, high quality mode for the clearest view.
Here are the original lyrics in the Scots language by the Scottish poet, Robert Burns