Auld Lang Syne Sheet Music

Auld Lang Syne sheet music for New Year's Eve & other gatherings! Lead sheets with chords in many keys, to accommodate all singers, and most instrumentalists.

ALERT: this is a new page!  I'll have more keys up by New Year's Eve!  And the lyrics too!

Auld Lang Syne sheet music

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That lead sheet is also available with a simpler set of chords, as shown here:

Auld Lang Syne music with chords

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Bass clef versions as well

Here's what the key of F looks like in the bass clef, with simple chords:

Bass clef music for Auld Lang Syne

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Auld Lang Syne in the key of A

Sheet music Auld Lang Syne

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The New Year song in Bb

New Year song

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In the key of C

So much easier for many pianists.

Music for Auld Lang Syne to play

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The key of D

Lyrics and chords for Auld Lang Syne

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This song has a history

As Wikipedia tells us,

"Traditionally it is sung to bid farewell to the old year at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve," and may also be heard at funerals, graduations, and as a farewell or ending to other occasions.

It is certainly a beautiful song, like much music from Scotland. 

All 4 versions of New Year's song, currently in F only


The links to the sheet music in the key of F:



Download Auld Lang Syne sheet music for key of F, lead sheet



Download sheet music lead in F with fewer chords



Download Auld Lang Syne in bass clef, F lead



Download bass clef lead sheet in key of F with simpler chords



The link to Auld Lang Syne in A:



Download lead sheet music Auld Lang Syne in A



The link to the song in Bb:



Download the New Year's Eve song in the key of Bb



The links to the sheet music in the key of C:



Download the simple chords version of Auld Lang Syne in C



Download the New Year song with extra chords in C



The link for Auld Lang Syne in the key of D:



Download the New Year's song in D



The link to the music in Eb:



Download "For auld acquaintance be forgot" in the key of Eb



The link to the sheet music in G:



Download lead sheet with simple chords in the key of G


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