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  1. Reblogged this on keithbracey and commented:

    My home town is #Bearwood near #Birmingham and I wrote a poem about my experience of growing up in the town entitled: “Bearwood Town”…

    Apologies to South African Folk Singer Whistling Roger Whitaker and his 1970’s Christmas hit: Durham Town: This is my #BrumPoem about my home town Bearwood

    BEARWOOD TOWN

    I aye gunner leave ‘ole Bearwood Town…..
    I aye gunner leave ‘ole Bearwood Town…..
    I aye gunner leave ‘ole Bearwood Town…..
    COZ it aye tha sorta place ter gemme darn…..

    Councillors Piper, Eling n Jaron
    Do soo much fer are Bearwood Mon
    Loike Billy Spake
    Does fer thee ‘ole Black Countray

    Smerrick is Richard Marshall’s patch…..
    This local Councillor does Sooo Mutch…..
    Fer Bearwood n Smerrick…..
    Smethwick in a Stew n Lightwoods Park……and House…..

    Juss two of ‘is projects……Ooh worra lark……!!!
    I, and others from ‘is Bearwood Crew…..
    Did Volunteer…..
    Fer Smethwick in a Stew…..

    As a fantastic reward fer uz all…..
    Who Volunteer fer are Bearwood…..
    ‘N’……What’s more…..We did Volunteer…..
    Fer tha Beer on tha Black Countray Buzz…..

    Juss a few yers agoo the Sandon Road “SIX”
    Did trundle too n fro…..
    With thee ‘Aglee Rowd crowd
    From the 6 Terminus on Sandon Rowd…..Tha Buzz

    Past Saint Chad’s….where I was was barn
    Way back in ’58…..
    Lookin’ All ferlarn…..
    As “A Babe in Arms”…..

    I wuz taerken,’Ome…..
    Ter live in a Flat…..
    Above 67…..Three Shires Oak Road…..
    The CHOP SUEY BAR…..

    Chinese Food…..MADE IN ‘EAVEN…..!!!!
    ME Mom n Dad Dot n Lez…..
    Did scraerpe tergether enough CASH
    Ter raise a Deposit frum BRUM MUNICIPAL BANK

    At the top of Willow Ave…..
    It wuz their prank…..
    Ter buoy an ‘Owse…..
    In Willow Ave…..

    The first thee ‘ad with an indoor LAV…..
    ME BRACEY FAMILY…..
    Did scrimp n save…..
    Me Mom n Dad did werk sooo ‘Ard…..

    Me Mom Dot at the Midland Red…..
    In Rutland Road doin’ overtime on a’ addin’ machine…..
    Werkin’ till she fell in ter ‘er bed…..
    Ter buoy this ‘Owse…..

    THEY WERE SOOO BRAVE THA BRACEYS…..!!!!!
    ME MOM N DAD THA BRACEYS DOT N LEZ….!!!!!
    Keith Bracey
    The Brummie Bard from Bearwood near Birmingham

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