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Auld Lang Syne — “Lafayette at Brandywine”

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And when Lafayette revisited Brandywine, where he had fought at Washington’s side in 1777, he was lauded to the tune of “Auld Lang Syne,” according to the National Intelligencer (August 20, 1825).


Should days of trial be forgot,
Although those days have fled?
Can we neglect the sacred spot
Where Patriot Heroes bled?
Ah, no! those days of auld lang syne, We never can forget;
When with our Sires, to Brandywine, Came gallant LAFA YETTE.