Some of the ancient cries have been collected by Frederick W. Hackwood in his book, The Good Old Times. They include 'Cherry ripe, O', 'Baking Apples,' Lavender, sweet lavender, six bunches a penny,' or 'Rabbits, wild rabbits,' and when there was a good catch of fish it might be 'Mackerel, O' or 'Herrings, alive, all alive. ... .' "