Ladies Of The Night...

I`ve knocked around the world a bit
From Cairns to Timbukto,
And I`ve drunk a lot of ale in bars
With the likes of me and you.
But when it comes to women
To me its sheer delight
To buy a piece of Heaven
From the Ladies of the Night.

Chorus.
Oh the Ladies of the Night my lads
The Ladies of the Night.
The only time in life my lads
When two wrongs make a right….

I took a trip upon a ship
In nineteen forty-five,
But it left me kinda shore-bound
When the vessel did a dive.
The port was Vladivostok
Where the chilly winds do bite
I warmed my feet beneath the sheet
Of the Ladies of the Night.

Chorus.
Oh the Ladies of the Night my lads,
The Ladies of the night.
You`ll not get wed if you do bed
With the Ladies of the Night.

I met a ***** in Singapore
A Chinese lass called Mae
I swore I`d love her `til I die
But fate got in the way.
Down in Nee Soon there is a room
Where drunken sailors fight,
A well aimed dart had found the heart
Of the Ladies of the Night.

Chorus.
Oh the Ladies of the Night my lads,
The Ladies of the Night
You`ll get no love from Heaven above
Like the Ladies of the Night.

There`s many a lonely soldier
On guard in foreign lands.
Who yearns for the loving comfort
Of a woman`s tender hands.
And I swear by all that`s Holy
That God would say its right,
For a man to quell his passion
With the Ladies of the Night.

Chorus.

Oh the Ladies of the Night my lads,
The Ladies of the Night.
You only pay for the time you lay
With the Ladies of the Night.

Geoffrey Kennell ©


Wisewords Wisewords
61-65, M
May 17, 2012