Thursday, November 5

Guy Fawkes Night 2009

Guy Fawkes Day is an annual celebration on the evening of 5 November. Marking the downfall of the Gunpowder Plot on 5 November 1605 - failed assassination attempt by a group of English Catholics against King James I of England, they intended to kill the King and most of the Protestant aristocracy by blowing up the Houses of Parliament, included in this group was a man named Guy Fawkes,
Here are songs kids sing on days like today:
Guy, guy, guy
Poke him in the eye,
Put him on the bonfire,
And there let him die
Or also:
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.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring. (Holla*)
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!

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