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    Saturday, November 05, 2011

    November 5th - Guy Fawkes & the Gunpowder Plot (remembering 1605)

    The Conspirators

    Remember, remember the fifth of November, 
    Gunpowder treason and plot. 
    We see no reason 
    Why gunpowder treason 
    Should ever be forgot! 

    Guy Fawkes, guy, t'was his intent 
    To blow up king and parliament. 
    Three score barrels were laid below 
    To prove old England's overthrow. 

    Guy Fawkes

    By god's mercy he was catch'd 
    With a darkened lantern and burning match. 
    So, holler boys, holler boys, Let the bells ring. 
    Holler boys, holler boys, God save the king.

    And what shall we do with him? 
    Burn him!

    Bonfire Night

    Rhyme copied from:
    Images from various places on the web.

    If you'd like to see how Guy Fawkes & the Gunpowder Plot have left a legacy (besides Bonfire Night) for modern times, check out this page:
    (Fun trivia :)

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