"Guido Fawkes"

by Jon Shepherd

In sixteen oh five

Was the trial of a man

Named Guido Fawkes.

He wasn’t the only conspiritor

But he was the first the soldiers caught.

He tried to explode

The Houses of Parliament

Just as King James sat down

On his throne.

He tried hard to change

The land for his friends…

But the Commissioner sent him down

Commissioner sent him down

 

The plan seemed foolproof

And he never dreamed that it could fail.

But someone had told the authorities

And all of his hopes would end in jail.

 

He tried to explode

The Houses of Parliament

Just as King James sat down

On his throne.

He tried hard to change

The land for his friends…

But the Commissioner sent him down

Commissioner sent him down

Lord can you hear me?

Why do you treat me so?

Lord can you hear me?

Why do you treat me so?

 

The judge said “You’re doomed!”

Then sent him back to his dirty cell.

They hung, drew and quartered him

Ending the tale that now we tell.

 

He tried to explode

The Houses of Parliament

Just as King James sat down

On his throne.

He tried hard to change

The land for his friends…

But the Commissioner sent him down

Commissioner sent him down

In sixteen oh five

Was the trial of a man

Named Guido Fawkes.

He wasn’t the only conspiritor

But he was the first the soldiers caught.