“The Crooked Rib”


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!"


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


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


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