Guy Fawkes Hiding

by Nick Perrin  

7 to 12 yrs  -  KS2  -  unison  -  (2m 38s)

Download includes:  piano-vocal score, lyrics sheet, mp3 demo & backing tracks

Theme  -  Guy Fawkes, the gunpowder plot, bonfire, history, fireworks


Content  -  A song that depicts Guy Fawkes hiding in the cellar at the Houses of Parliament in London.  It also depicts - in grisly fashion - the kind of (authentically 17th century) torture by officials who want to extract a confession from him!  Rather along 'Horrible Histories' lines, children will find this a colourful way of engaging with the historical subject matter!  Useful for singing around bonfire night!


Lyrics sample

Guy Fawkes hiding in the cellar

In the depths of Parliament.

Pyrotechnic, clever fella,

Watch him get his fingers burnt!

Search around in every room.

We shall find him soon.

He won’t dodge the hangman’s rope,

Hasn’t got a hope!

He’s a traitor, common liar,

Teach him not to play with fire!


This song features in 'The Keymaster', a brilliant 'modular' musical for children, in which they are taken on an entertaining journey through time, visiting key periods in British history.  

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