What are the words to the New Year's song? If you want to sing along to "Auld Lang Syne" when the Times Square ball drops on New Year's Eve, we've got your covered with a video and the lyrics to the famous Scottish tune so you can actually sing the whole song when we ring in 2017.

Most people only know the first line — "Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind" — and resort to saying, "blah, blah, blah" for the rest of the tune.

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Factor in the possibility of having a few too many glasses of champagne on New Year's Eve, and you may not even remember the first word.

However, if you start practicing now you may impress your friends who don't even have a clue what "Auld Lang Syne" means. If they ask, let them know that the words, roughly translated from Scottish to English, mean "old long since" or "time gone by."

New Year's eve song lyrics

Written by Robert Burns in 1788, the iconic tune was first played as a New Year's Eve song in 1929 during a midnight performance by Guy Lombardo and his band at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.

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Since then, it's become a song that is heard around the world when the clock strikes 12 midnight and we ring in the new year.

If you can't memorize the words to the song in the graphic above, perhaps listening to Lea Michelle's amazing rendition of the holiday classic over and over again will help. Sing along with the video below — no one will judge you if you don't sound quite as good as Lea does.

Watch the ball drop in New York's Time Square

According to Dick Clark Productions, Mariah Carey is the featured performer on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017" on Saturday night. She will perform live on stage in Times Square right before the ball drops and we say "goodbye" to 2016. Prior to Carey's performance and in the hours leading up to the countdown, DNCE, Gloria Estafan, and Thomas Rett will also perform on the show

Watch "Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest" starting at 8 p.m.

ET on ABC on Saturday, December 31.

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