Monday, 7 November 2011

Remember Remember

Remember, remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I 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.  
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.

Hope everyone had a good bonfire night this weekend. We had a great time watching the fireworks. We didn't have a bonfire this year (I haven't ever done penny for a guy or a guy for the fire but we do usually have/go to a bonfire) but the boys enjoyed the fireworks and didn't seem to miss it.

For anyone not from the UK who doesn't know, Bonfire night is celebrated on the 5th November each year in remembrance of 1605 when Guy Fawkes was caught trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament. From a young age most people know the rhyme remember, remember the 5th of November, gunpowder treason and plot and will celebrate bonfire night with a bonfire and fireworks (some people still have a guy for the fire) though I think fewer people nowadays probably know the reasons behind why they wanted to blow up the houses of parliament in the first place.


  1. I love that you have the whole rhyme, rather than just the first 2-4 lines ;)

  2. I don't think alot of people know there's more than 4 lines to the poem. Everyone knows the first bit but I've found very few people know the rest which is a shame