Bonfire Prayers

Southover Bonfire Society 2014

Remember, remember the 5th of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes ’twas his intent
To blow up the King and the Parliament.

Fifteen barrels of powder below,
Poor old England to overthrow.

By God’s providence he was catch’d
With a dark lantern and lighted match
Holler boys holler boys, ring bells ring!
Holler boys holler 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 old Pope is dead.

Hip Hip Hoorah!
Hip Hip Hoorah!
Hip Hip Hoorah!