Monday, November 06, 2006

Happy Guy Fawkes Day


Guy Fawkes Day or Bond Fire Night
An English celebration (not a national Holiday)

Remember, remember, the 5th of November
The Gunpowder Treason and plot ;
I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes,
'Twas his intent.
To blow up the King and the 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, let the bells ring
Holloa boys, Holloa boys, God save the King!

Hip hip Hoorah !
Hip hip Hoorah !

A penny loaf to feed ol'Pope,
A farthing 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.
***
I got the idea to post about Guy Fawkes from Ann who did a her post on him already.
There is a quote of this poem in V the movie.

9 comments:

Granny said...

That's the poem all right. Gruesome little ditty isn't it.

Turtle Guy said...

I was unaware.

Sarah Elaine said...

Reminds me of that year I lived in England when I was 7. Thanks for the memories, Jan!

Anonymous said...

Hi Janice ~ Many many years ago, we used to have bon-fires to celebrate
Guy Fawkes Day, in Australia. I don't think they do now. We used to be part of the British Empire at that time. In fact
my birthday was on Empire Day 24thMay and we used to say if we don't get a holiday, we'd all run away. Then we became part of the British Commonwealth
and no more Empire Day holidays.
Thanks for your comments Janice, glad you got a laugh. Take care, Love, Merle.

Jeanette said...

Hi Janice
nice poem we used to celebrate Guy Fawkes as kids with the big bon fires but we used to have another reason also as it was Mums birthday 5November 1902 mum lived till the age of 93.

LittleJen said...

Hi Janice,

Have a great week, I was also unaware of it

Janice said...

Hi Ann,

Yes it is, and I didn't know about the last part, I had heard only the first part part on the movie V.

Hi Dave and Little Jen,

Well, I'm glad to enlighten.

Hi Sarah,

Your welcome.

Hi Merle and Jeanette,

Oh, I was wondered if Australia celebrated it too--thank you for telling me.

Take care everyone,
Your Lady Jan~

Gwen said...

Hi..I'm another aussie who also had
fun on "GUY"FAWKES".
The bonfire was great we got rid of a lot of old junk,but for us kids the best part was the crackers
[Fire Works].
Stay Well will pop in again on 14th
when I get back.

Janice said...

Hi Gwen,

Thank you for telling me about how you celebrate that day.

And are you having another trip, if you are have a good safe one.

Lady Jan~