December 30, 2016 RSS feed / On Second Thought

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! For this final column of 2016, we look back to the January 1st issue of The Daily Phoenix published in Columbia in 1875. First, the editor, J.A. Selby’s New Year’s message: More...

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What is the origin of the song “Auld Lang Syne,” as sung on New Year’s Eve?

The song from a 1788 Scots poem by Robert Burns means “for the sake of old times.” Set to the tune of a traditional folk song, the lyrics were sent by Burns to the Scots Musical Museum with the note, “The following song… has More...