Friday, November 05, 2010

Man, how could I have forgotten

Today is Guy Fawkes Day! In memory, here is the entire (and as Wikipedia notes, politically incorrect) poem that commemorates this day:

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, 'twas 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.
Hulloa boys, Hulloa boys, let the bells ring.
Hulloa boys, hulloa boys, God save the King!

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!

So, do we have a bonfire tonight or watch V is for Vendetta?

1 comment:

Mtn Man said...

V for Vendetta...
Two words: Natalie Portman. :)

That, and it really makes me think anything is possible...