Thursday, November 5, 2009

Remember, Remember

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
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
And what should we do with him? Burn him!
It is Guy Fawkes night tonight in London. I am listening to and watching fireworks outside our window, and later on we are off to try to find a bonfire! From what I have heard and read the bonfires and effigy burnings are not as popular in central London now but if we happen to stumble upon one we may just have to try to partake in the events :)

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