Gunpowder Plot

Many years ago I wrote a song about Guy Fawkes.  I entered the UK Songwriting contest and was a finalist with this song in the “Miscellaneous” section.

And now for this year we have the score!

Happy Bonfire Night!

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GUNPOWDER PLOT LYRICS

 

Remember, remember the 5th November

Gunpowder, treason and plot

 

Guy Fawkes was a man who hated the King

He hatched an evil plan, destruction to bring

He wanted to bomb the Houses of Parliament

With him he brought his deadly armament

Gunpowder to blow it all up

 

Remember, remember the 5th November

Gunpowder, treason and plot

 

Guy Fawkes laughed out loud

“Ha! Ha! You’d better get out of town

This place it will be no more

Cos I’m gonna smash it down”

Just then security caught him at his own game

Guy Fawkes had had his moment of wonder fame

And now he was to be all hung up

 

Remember, remember the 5th November

Gunpowder, treason and plot

 

Guy Fawkes plan had failed

The King pronounced him dead

He was hung, drawn and quartered

As the history books have said

So we all light bonfires to retell this story

The reason for the season is that treason brings no glory

So burn you bonfires burn. Fire them up!