Sunday, 1 January 2012

A Guid New Year to ane an' a'

A guid new year to ane an' a' 
An' mony may ye see, 
An' during a' the years to come, 
O happy may ye be. 
An' may ye ne'er hae cause to mourn, 
To sigh or shed a tear; 
To ane an'a baith great an' sma' 
A hearty guid New year.

P. Livingstone / Alexander Hume

A good new year to one and all,
And many may you see
And during all the years to come,
Happy may you be.
And may you never have cause to mourn,
To sigh or shed a tear.
To one and all both great and small
A hearty,good New Year.

Here's one from me:

Have a good new year,one and all
Spend its every moment living
We only get this one small chance
One shot is all we're given.

Don't look back at all the might-have-beens
Don't look too far ahead
Live each year as if it's your last
You cannot when you're dead!

Jim Craig


  1. Well said!

    Best wishes to you and your family for 2012.

  2. All the best for 2012... and I love your pome! Great sentiments.

  3. Our very best wishes to you both for 2012. Fancy a trip round an Abbey to celebrate??