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jueves, 5 de noviembre de 2015

REMEMBER, REMEMBER, THE 5th OF NOVEMBER

Though these days it goes on for weeks before and after the 5th of November.

The day arrives and the fireworks are already exploding.

The following chant recalls the reason for the activity, though burning images of the Pope or more recently politicians and other anti-heros also takes place.



"Remember, remember the fifth of November
The gunpowder treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes, 'twas 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 catched
With a dark lantern and lighted match.
Holler boys, holler boys, let the bells ring
Holler boys, holler boys, God save the King."


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