The Bonfire Prayer

This is the version of The Bonfire Prayer traditionally read by Lindfield Bonfire Society.

Remember remember, the Fifth of November
The Gunpowder, Treason and Plot
We know no reason why Gunpowder, Treason should ever be forgot
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, ’twas his intent
To blow up King and Parliament
With three score barrels of powder below
Poor old England, to overthrow
By God’s providence he was catch’d
With a dark lantern and burning match
Holler boys, Holler boys, ring boys ring
Holler boys, holler boys God save the King
What shall we do with him boys?
Shall we hang him?……..NO!
Shall we drown him?…….NO!
Shall we burn him?……..YES!