Monday, March 22, 2004
Street Cries of Old London Street Cries of New London Sixpence a pound, fair cherryes! Evening Standard! West End Final! Bonnets for to fit English heads! Can you spare a minute for Alzheimers? Roasted pippins, piping hot! Taxi! Hey, taxi! Wood, three bundles a penny! Will you take us photo yes? Large silver eels, a groat a pound, live eels! Hands up against the wall sonny! Fair lemons and oranges! Can you ring me back in ten minutes? New laid eggs - crack 'em and try 'em! Oi, lads, wanna see some nice girls? Past three o'clock and all's well! Pasta, all you can eat for £5.99! Fine ripe strawberryes! Stop thief! Turnips and carrots, oh! Which way Covent Garden please? Hot spiced gingerbread, smoking hot! Genuine Swiss watches, only five quid! Four for six pence, mackrell! Anyone wanna buy tickets for Les Mis? Ribbons a groat a yard! Big Issue, get your Big Issue here! Six bunches, sweet blooming lavender! Get out of my bloody way! Crab, crab, any crab? Finished with your Travelcard? Twelve pence a peck, oysters! Lucky hevver sir, lucky hevver? Buy my four ropes of hard onyons! Spare some change, Guv? One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns! Hear the words of Jesus! Who's for a mutton pie? Who owns this bag?
Lots more old street cries here! Tons, with woodcuts!
Hear ye an olde Orlando Gibbons composition here!
Stanley Green, the 'Protein Man', remembered here!
Oyez, anyone got any more New street cries?
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