If that failed, he’d go on to Shakespeare, which he could declaim all night if required.
And in the rare event that the woman was still standing, he’d sing — often in Welsh.
The big difference, though, was that Burton was married and made the vast majority of his conquests virtually under the noses of the first two Mrs Burtons.
Not only that, but for most of that time, he had a marital sex life that would have sated any other man.
Indeed, in Burton’s heyday — between 19 — he made love to at least one new woman every other day, with the total tally reaching around 2,500.