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Penny for the Guy?

Posted on 2010.11.05 at 12:35
Current Music: Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do

They say that Guy Fawkes was the only man to ever enter the houses of Parliament with honest intentions...

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.
Holla boys, Holla boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
And what should we do with him? Burn him!

And for that extra anti-Catholic flavor, another verse

A penny loaf to feed the Pope

A farthing o' cheese to choke him.
A pint of beer to rinse it down.
A fagot 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 hoorah!


sunflower_sky at 2010-11-06 18:06 (UTC) (Link)
Can't separate Guy Fawkes from V for Vendetta... I saw that movie on a plane ride home to Israel, about three and a half times, so it's deeply ingrained...

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