The Incontiguous Brick

November 5, 2007

Remember Remember the 5th of November…

Filed under: Ramblings — iknowkeith @ 10:14 am

 

Remember, remember the fifth of November,
The gunpowder, treason and plot,
I know of no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot
barrel.jpgGuy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, ’twas his intent
To blow up the King and Parliament.
Three score barrels of powder below,
Poor old England to overthrow;
By God’s providence he was catch’d
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, make the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
Hip hip hoorah!

 

A penny loaf to feed the Pope.
A farthing o’ cheese to choke him.
A pint of 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’ Pope is dead.
Hip hip hoorah!
Hip hip hoorah hoorah!

 

Great article in Harper’s on Guy Fawkes and the meaning today.

1 Comment »

  1. Ah, memories. I think I’ll snuggle up in bed and watch one of my all time favorite movies tonight. Thanks for the reminder🙂

    Comment by Poem — November 5, 2007 @ 3:27 pm | Reply


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