Fifth of November, The (Guy Fawkes Song)

DESCRIPTION: "Please to remember The fifth of November, Gunpowder treason and plot. I know no reason Why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1844 (Halliwell)
KEYWORDS: royalty technology homicide
1605 - The botched "Gunpowder Plot"
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #409, p. 194, "(Please to remember)"
Jack, p. 172, "Remember, Remember the Fifth of November" (1 text, with more verses than the usual)
Dolby, p. 48, "Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Peter and Iona Opie, _I Saw Esau: Traditional Rhymes of Youth_, #151, "(Please to remember)" (1 text, which has a tag which appears related to "Christmas Is Coming")
Enid Porter, _The Folklore of East Anglia_, Batsford, 1974, p. 71, "(no title)" (1 text plus a Guy Fawkes begging song)
ADDITIONAL: Jacqueline Simpson, _The Folklore of Sussex_, B. T. Batsford, 1973, pp. 136-137, "(Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November)" (1 text, mostly about punishing Fawkes)

Roud #16916
cf. "Guy Fawkes" (subject)
NOTES: For background on the Gunpowder Plot, see the notes to "Guy Fawkes." - RBW
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