“I have’en. I have’en. I have’en” and those who stood around would answer, “We have’ee, We have’ee. We have’ee “ to which the reaper would reply “Anek! Anek! Anek! and then all would shout “Hurray!”
This farming ritual, known as “Cry the Neck” would have been performed by my great grandmother's family on their farm in Cornwall.
My ancestor's story can be read here: