Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Fifth Of November

Following last years post*;

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,

I know of no reason

Why Gunpowder Treason

Should ever 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!

I know what I'm watching this evening!

*- by my reconning, at this rate, another line each year, it'll take me a further 13 years to have a series of posts with the complete poem as their titles.