A charity collector walked up the garden path of an old Yorkshire Cottage and spoke to the elderly lady owner ‘ Excuse me I am collecting on behalf of the Baliff Bridge & Berry Brow Brass Band’
‘Eh!’ she said
‘I am collecting on behalf of the Bailiff Bridge & Berry Brow Brass Band would you like to contribute?’
‘Eh speak up I’m a bit deaf’
I AM COLLECTING ON BEHALF OF THE BAILIFF BRIDGE & BERRY BROW BRASS BAND’
‘Eh I still can’t hear’
I AM COLLECTING ON BEHALF OF THE BAILIFF BRIDGE & BERRY BROW BRASS BAND’ he thunders.
‘Ah still can’t hear’
So he turns to go and she says ‘An’ close the gate behind thee’
‘You know what you can do with your flippin gate’ he chunters to himself
‘Aye and tha know what tha can do with the blinkin’ Bailiff Bridge & Berry Brow Brass Band’ she alliterates.
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