Auld Lang Syne: .22LR Edition (Happy New Year!)

    2015 was a great year, and hopefully 2016 will be an even greater one for TFB and for you, our dear readers.

    In continuation of my Musical Targets videos, to ring in 2016 I’ve filmed “Auld Lang Syne” — you know, that song everyone can hum, but no one knows the lyrics? After all these years, I still don’t know the lyrics, but I can tell you I really enjoyed shooting this song on my Volquartsen Superlite 10/22 rifle.

    The lyrics are below after the video for when you’re toasting the ball dropping in a few days. Happy New Year to all our readers around the world!

    “Auld Lang Syne” Lyrics:

    Should old acquaintance be forgot,
    and never brought to mind?
    Should old acquaintance be forgot,
    and old lang syne?

    For auld lang syne, my dear,
    for auld lang syne,
    we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
    for auld lang syne.

    And surely you’ll buy your pint cup!
    and surely I’ll buy mine!
    And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
    for auld lang syne.


    We two have run about the slopes,
    and picked the daisies fine;
    But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
    since auld lang syne.


    We two have paddled in the stream,
    from morning sun till dine;
    But seas between us broad have roared
    since auld lang syne.


    And there’s a hand my trusty friend!
    And give me a hand o’ thine!
    And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
    for auld lang syne.

    Chris Cheng

    Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and author of “Shoot to Win,” a book for beginning shooters. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

    He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. He resides in San Francisco, CA and works in Silicon Valley.