Remember, Remember

Remember, Remember

Remember, remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot.

Guy Gawkes, Guy Fawkes, ’twas his intent
to blow up the King and the Parliment.
Three score barrels of powder below,
poor old England to overthrow.

By God’s providence he was catched,
with a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray!

A penny loaf to feed ol’ Fawkes,
a farthing cheese to choke him,
a pint beer to rinse it down,
a faggot of 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 ol’ Fawkes is dead.

Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray!

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Nigel has been publishing magazines since 1995 (some 20+ years now). Passionate about our countryside and heritage, the magazines reflect this interest. Nigel's the Editor of the DEVONSHIRE magazine which he established in 2009 and founder of the innovative HUBCAST event promotion platform which launched in 2011