Monday, November 5, 2012

Guy Fawkes Day

Guy Fawkes Day or as you may know it BonFire night.
Welcome to my Guy Fawkes night. I think I am the only one having this is Southern Arizona. Go Gab a cuppa and enjoy.

This was started to celebrate King James living through the plot to blow up the house of Lords. Now today it’s good fun and reason to have a party for most. In school in England the children are still taught the poems. I have seen a few poems pick the one you like best. Myself I just wish to have fun.

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent
To blow up the King and Parli'ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England's overthrow;
By God's providence he was catch'd (or by God's mercy*)
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holla boys, Holla boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
And what should we do with him? Burn him!


Remember, remember!
    The fifth of November,
    The Gunpowder treason and plot;
    I know of no reason
    Why the Gunpowder treason

    Should ever be forgot!
    Guy Fawkes and his companions
    Did the scheme contrive,
    To blow the King and Parliament
    All up alive.
    Threescore barrels, laid below,
    To prove old England's overthrow.
    But, by God's providence, him they catch,
    With a dark lantern, lighting a match!
    A stick and a stake
    For King James's sake!
    If you won't give me one,
    I'll take two,
    The better for me,
    And the worse for you.
    A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope,
    A penn'orth of cheese to choke him,
    A pint of beer to wash it down,
    And a jolly good fire to burn him.
    Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! make the bells ring!
    Holloa, boys! holloa boys! God save the King!
    Hip, hip, hooor-r-r-ray!

I hope enjoyed my BonFire.


  1. Knew what Guy Fawkes day was vaguely. T.S. Eliot's poem...the prologue "a penny for the old guy" was reference to Guy Fawkes day. Joined your networked blog, Return the favor and join mine? Thanks. It's

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  2. Hi Carole The site says no. I will try again soon. Well, Guy Fawkes has a history also know as the Gunpower Plot. I am very lucky to have grown up in England with its history. Thank you for following me.