Nine Times a Night
As performed by Frankie Armstrong on her album, Songs and Balads
A handsome young sailor
to London come down.
He'd been paid off his ship
in ol'Liverpool town.
They asked him his name
and he answered them quite
"I belong to a family
called Nine Times a Night."
Well, a handsome young widow
who still wore her weeds
Her husband had left her
his money and deeds
Resolved she was
on her conjugal rights
and to soften her sorrow
with Nine Times a Night
So, she's called to her serving maids
Ann and Denilia
to keep a watch out
for this wonderful sailor
and if ever he happened
to chance in their sights
To bring her fond tidings
of Nine Times a Night
She was favored by fortune
the very next day
These two giggl'in girls
saw him coming their way
They've rushed up the stairs
full of amourous delight
Crying "Here comes that sailor
with his Nine Times a Night!"
She's jumped out of bed
and she's pulled on her clothes
And straight to the hall door
like lightning she goes
She's looked him once over
and give him a smack
And the bargain was struck-
No more sailing for Jack
The wedding was over
The bride tolled the bell
Jack trimmed her sails five times
and that pleased her well
She vowed to herself
she was satisfied quite
but she still gives sligh hints
about Nine Times a Night
Says Jack "Me dear bride-
You misstook me quite wrong
I said to that family
I did belong
Nine times a night's
a bit hard for a man
I couldn't do it meself
but my sister she can