“The Crooked Rib”

Author: Dan Somers of St Georges, PEI
Earliest date: 1973 (Dibblee/Dibblee)
Keywords: wife humorous nonballad
Found in: Canada(Mar)

Description

Women were created from man's crooked rib which explains "the crooked nature some women are" Like Eve, most women betray their husband. Men claim they can control their wife, but they can't. "From great guns and bad women's tongues, O Lord deliver me!"

Notes

The creation of a woman from a man's rib (note that, in Hebrew, "adam" means "man" as well as being a proper name) is told in Genesis 2:21. There is no hint, in the Bible, that this rib was any more crooked than the others. - RBW

References

  1. Dibblee/Dibblee, p. 105, "The Crooked Rib" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #12455
  3. BI, Dib105