Guido (Gunpowder speaks louder than words)

from Yorkshire Through The Ages by Tim Hunter

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Yorkshire’s rebellious streak continued with Guy Fawkes. Fawkes was born and educated in York, at St Peter’s School. His father died when Fawkes was eight years old, after which, his mother married a recusant Catholic from Scotton, near Knaresborough. Fawkes converted to Catholicism and left for the continent, where he fought in the Eighty Years' War, on the side of Catholic Spain against Protestant Dutch reformers in the Low Countries. He then travelled to Spain, to seek support for a Catholic rebellion in England, but without success. On his return to England, Fawkes became involved in a plot to assassinate King James I, so that a Catholic monarch could take the throne. The plotters famously stockpiled gunpowder under the House of Lords. Prompted by an anonymous letter, the authorities searched Westminster Palace during the early hours of 5 November, and found Fawkes guarding the explosives. He was subsequently executed. On Guy Fawkes Night, 5 November, his old school, St Peters, refrains from burning a 'Guy' on their bonfire as per English tradition, as Guy Fawkes was an ‘Old Peterite’ (alumnus).

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Guido (Gunpowder speaks louder than words) (Music and Words: Tim Hunter)

There was a plot to kill the Scottish King
The protestant King James,
The King of Great Britain
Guido lived in the Knaresborough district
In Scotton he got involved in politics and
conflict

Guido had the right intent when he entered Parliament
He wanted to blow them all to smithereens
This was his scheme

Gunpowder speaks much louder than words ever will, ‘Cos words never kill
Gunpowder speaks much louder than words ever did, ‘Cos words never get rid,
Guido Oh Guido
Guido went to fight in Spain and returned to London to kill King James
He lit the fuse, it all went wrong and this is his song

Guido had the right intent when he entered Parliament
He wanted to blow them all to Kingdom Come
That was the song he sung

Gunpowder speaks much louder than words ever will, ‘Cos words ever kill. Gunpowder speaks much louder than words ever did, ‘Cos words don’t get rid
Guy Fawkes, he didn’t like talk, His actions are to be remembered, every 5th of November

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from Yorkshire Through The Ages, released June 24, 2017
Musicians: Tim Hunter: Lead and backing Vocals, Guitars, Synthesiser,
Keyboards, Sequencing, Drums.
Backing Vocals: Sarah Marie Gayle

Copyright © 2016 Tim Hunter. All rights reserved. This work is registered with the UK Copyright Service: Registration No:284704936

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Tim Hunter Knaresborough, UK

'Through his musical albums, Knaresborough composer Tim Hunter helps bring to life the stories and legends of Yorkshire's rich heritage.' Yorkshire Post 1st May 2020.
Tim Hunter is a singer/songwriter/producer. His musical compositions range from pop ballads through to classic rock and have been enjoyed by audiences both in Europe and the United States.
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