"How Many More Times" is the ninth and final track on English rock band Led Zeppelin's 1969 debut album Led Zeppelin. The song is credited in the album liner to Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham, but Robert Plant was later added to the ASCAP credits.At eight and a half minutes, "How Many More Times" is the longest song on the album. It is one of three Led Zeppelin songs on which Page used bowed guitar.
In an interview he gave to Guitar World magazine in 1993, Page stated that the song "was made up of little pieces I developed when I was with the Yardbirds, as were other numbers such as 'Dazed and Confused'. It was played live in the studio with cues and nods."
In a contemporary review for Led Zeppelin on release, John Mendelsohn of Rolling Stone called "How Many More Times" the album's "most representative cut". Mendelsohn complimented Page's guitar solo and Bonham's drumming but criticized Plant's vocals, calling them "strained and unconvincing".
"How Many More Times"
How Many More Times, treat me the way you wanna do? [x2] When I give you all my love, please, please be true. I'll give you all I've got to give, rings, pearls, and all. [x2] I've got to get you together baby, I'm sure, sure you're gonna crawl. [Spoken:] I was a young man, I couldn't resist Started thinkin' it over, just what I had missed. Got me a girl and I kissed her and then and then... Whoops, oh Lord, well I did it again. Now I've got ten children of my own I got another child on the way that makes eleven. But I'm in constant heaven. I know it's all right in my mind 'Cause I got a little schoolgirl and she's all mine I can't get through to her 'cause it doesn't permit But I'm gonna give her everything I've got to give. Oh, Rosie, oh, girl. Oh, Rosie, oh, yeah. Steal away now, steal away. Steal away, baby, steal away. Little Robert Anthony wants to come and play. Why don't you come for me, baby, steal away, alright, alright. Well they call me the hunter, that's my name. Call me the hunter, that's how I got my fame. Ain't no need to hide, Ain't no need to run. 'Cause I've got you in the sights of my... gun! How Many More Times, barrelhouse all night long. [x2] Well I've got to get to you, baby, oh, please come home. Why don't you listen to me, babe. Why don't you please come home? [x3]