Songs by Robert Burns

Bob Hay & the Jolly Beggars song book

Nine inch will please a lady

      G                  C        D
Come rede me dame, come tell me, dame,
    G                C   G
My dame come tell me truly,
       G                      C        D
What length o' graith, when weel ca'd hame,
      G           C  G
Will sair a woman duly?
     G              C       D
The darlin clew her wanton tail,
     G               Bm
Her wanton tail sae ready
   Am                G
I learn'd a sang in Annandale,
      G                 C  G
Nine inch will please a lady.

2. But for a koontrie cunt like mine,
In sooth, we're nae sae gentle;
We'll take tway thumb-bread to the nine,
And tha's a sonsy pintle;
O leeze me on my Charlie lad,
I'll ne'er forget my Charlie!
Tway roarin handfu's and a daud,
He nidge't it in fu' rarely.

3. But weary fa' the laithron doup
And may it ne'er ken thrivin!
It's no the length that maks me loup,
But it's the double drivin.
Come nidge me, Tam, come nidge me Tam,
Come nidge me o'er the nyvel!
Come lowse and lug your battering ram,
And thrash him at my gyvel!

Arrangement © 2009 Bob Hay (BMI). All Rights Reserved.