The women would call
As they sat on crates
Sold from their boards or prams
Cold hands wrapped round a mug of tea
Cheap tomatoes today love, only the best
Would you like a piece of cod sir?
The fish lady would slip an extra one into the bag.
Hey love, got some nice pieces of jewellery,
Look at this, lovely colour.
Gossip would float from stall to stall
So would warnings of theft.
News of the approach of guards would send
Ladies scurrying down Henry Street
With their wares and prams.