Old Year gives way to New Year
Which proceeds from Old Year
Which gives birth to New Year
For which there is much cheer
Much drinking of beer
And, for some, a tear
As those of the last annum just gone
Wave goodbye as the New Year comes on
Goodbye to old
Hello to the new
Now let's settle down, and enjoy a hot brew.
Highlighted within this verse are the themes of 'new' and modernistic concepts superseding those of the 'old'.