During Crying the Neck the master of ceremonies finds the last patch of corn in the field and cuts it with a traditional scythe (a long handled sharp hook). He shouts “I 'ave 'un! I 'ave 'un! I 'ave 'un!” Those present then shout, “What 'ave 'ee? What 'ave 'ee? What 'ave 'ee?”, with the reply being: “A neck! A neck! A neck!” After this, everyone joins in shouting: “Hurrah! Hurrah for the neck! Hurrah!”
Crying the Neck ceremonies are organised by members of the Old Cornwall Societies and groups like the Cornish Culture Organisation. The ceremony is conducted in both English and Cornish. After the ceremony, farm workers and others would traditionally hold a feast, known as Guldize.