As 2013 comes to a close many of us are already making plans for next year.  If you’re like most, you’ve decided to eat healthier, save money, and travel more among other things.

Before you watch the ball drop and countdown to January 1, 2014, you might want to fine tune those pipes for that annual New Years tradition: the singing of Auld Lang Syne.

You don’t want to be the only one who doesn’t remember the words to that famous New Year’s song, right?

If you aren’t sure what the words are or what they mean, clearly you aren’t alone.

The song actually started as a poem and was written by Robert Burns.  Merriam-Webster says the title means “the good old times.”

So, this New Year’s Eve, we’ve made brushing up on the words a snap with a few simple apps.

The New Year’s Eve Toolkit

For Android users, head to the Google Play store and download The New Year’s Eve Toolkit.  You can sing along to the music, plus dazzle your friends when the clock strikes midnight, with the sounds of noisemakers and firecrackers right from your smartphone.

Auld Lang Syne Lyrics

Check out this windows phone application that takes you step by step through the words.  You can also practice before heading out to ring in the new year, because it gives you a video to sing along to.  You don’t need anything else, just your phone. 

Sing! Karaoke

Bring it home on the app store with the Sing! Karaoke app.  Not only will it help you sing like a star on New Year’s Eve, you can also master country, rock and everything in between.

 So, put away the holiday lights, put down the eggnog, and start practicing.  You only have a few more hours before you’re going to show off your singing skills.

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