Mele Fong teaches how to play the holiday song Auld Lang Syne. Learn how to form on-base ukulele chords in the key of C with 5-chords, and how to strum the unique Pick in 4 Strum and Moving On Down Strum. In this revised video, see images of the ukulele chords on the video as Mele teaches how to form them and as she sings and plays the song. Play along by downloading the song sheets below.
If you want to skip the ukulele lesson and jump to listening and/or playing along to the song, click on the timestamp for “watch a close-up of Mele's hands as you play along.”
Learn the strum
Learn the chords: 2:17
Watch a close-up of Mele's hands as you play along: 4:35
This holiday song is one of America's three top songs of all time, after Happy Birthday and For he's a Jolly Good Fellow. An ancient Scottish folk song, it began with Britain's King Charles 1 who reigned from 1625-1949, at which time the expression “auld lang syne” was popular. Several poems used this expression, and some were set to music. During the 1790s, the song entered American along with the mass immigration from the British Isles. Today, Auld Lang Syne is the theme song of New Year's Eve and is used at other sentimental celebrations.
PLAY ALONG WITH MELE FONG – Get the song sheets for Auld Lang Syne with Pick in 4 Strum for ukulele, chords, lyrics, and more at
LEARN THE STORY behind this holiday song in the video titled Story Behind the Song | Auld Lang Syne | by Ukulele Mele – https://youtu.be/Gq-V6BE83PA
RELATED VIDEO – for related story and music:
Ukulele Mele's Music | Auld Lang Syne (New Year's Eve fun) – https://youtu.be/NsJZ4s1oztA
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