Monday, November 05, 2007

It's Nov. 5 -- Happy Guy Fawkes Night

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The gunpowder treason and plot,
I know of no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Ever should be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t’was his intent
To blow up King and Parliament.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England’s overthrow;
By God’s providence he was catch’d
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys,
Let the bells ring!
Holloa boys, holloa boys,
God save the King!
A penny loaf to feed the Pope,
A farthing o’ cheese to choke him,
A pint o’ beer to rinse it down,
A faggot o’ sticks to burn him.
Burn him in a tub of tar.
Burn him like a blazing star.
Burn his body from his head.
Then we’ll say the Pope is dead.

3 comments:

cyn said...

how in the world do you know about guy fawkes? i doubt any americans do!

Ty said...

I might be a Yank, but I know my history. Besides, between Neil Gaiman and "V for Vendetta," I thought more Americans would know about the holiday. Or maybe I'm just weird.

gere said...

I actually saw someone wearing a Guy Fawkes mask this Halloween. While driving a fire engine, no less.