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GUEST,Jim Ward Origins: guy guy guy (7) RE: Origins: guy guy guy 11 Jun 06


This is the song sung by Arky's Toast in the original production of Maypoles to Mistletoe. It was put together by the group, based on traditional 'bonfire prayers' recited by bonfire societies around Sussex, Kent and elsewhere.

Guy! Guy! Guy! Stick him up on high!
Stick him on a lamp-post and there let him die!

A ha'penny poke to feed the pope
A pennyworth's cheese to make him choke
A pint of beer to wash his sins
And a good old fire to roast him.

Guy! Guy! Guy! Stick him up on high!
Stick him on a lamp-post and there let him die!
Hollah Boys! Hollah Boys! God Save the King!
Hollah Boys! Hollah Boys! God Save the King!
Hollah Boys! Hollah Boys! God Save the King!
Hollah Boys! Hollah Boys! God Save the King!

We'll burn his body and burn his head
And then we'll say Guy Fawkes is dead
They say he had a hearty try
To blow Westminster hall sky-high.

As I was marching across the fields
I met a beggar blacking his heels
I asked him if he could fight
His face and beard as black as night.

Now give the old Guy a penny
For we know he ain't got many
If you ain't got a penny, an ha'penny will do
If you ain't got an ha'penny, God Bless You


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