Remember Remember the Fifth of November

guy fawkes by phil burns

guy fawkes by phil burns

AnElephantCant explain to non-British
Just why we celebrate the Fifth of November
Every school kid is told
About this scoundrel of old
And we are told to Remember Remember

In 1605 he got involved in
What is known as The Gunpowder Plot
Now this is the thing
He tried to blow up the King
Some folk thought he really should not

So poor Guy got hanged for his trouble
To teach him not to rouse the Royal ire
But his failure still irks
So we set off fireworks
And have fun with chestnuts and bonfires

Yes each year he is reburnt in effigy
For some reason a cause for celebration
Now this part is funny
We make a daft dummy
And sit him atop a great conflagration

We commemorate the sad end of Guy Fawkes
Who bit off more than he could indeed chew
He snuck under Westminster
To do something sinister
Oh Guy where are you when we need you?

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8 Responses to Remember Remember the Fifth of November

  1. Wow, impressive to put all that in limericks!


  2. Love it. That’s tradition for you I guess. Can’t really think of one that’s not odd if you really boil it down


  3. Dale says:

    This was brilliant! A history lesson, told with humour and rhyme. Some of us would do so much better in history if it was more often presented thustly…


  4. Dear Elephant,

    I can always count on you for my education from across the big pond. If you manage to exhume Guy, when he’s finished over there, could you send him here?




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