“The Lords of Creation”


"Ye lords of creation, me you are called, You think to rule the whole... Now did not Adam, the very first man, The very first woman obey?" Though men are stronger, women control them with smiles and tears, and always shall


I've tagged this with the keyword "feminist," but I'm not sure it applies; the women do not earn control based on their skills but their wheedling.

The whole argument is Biblical (or at least part of the Protestant apocrypha, and included in an appendix to the Catholic bible): See the argument of Zerubbabel that "women are strongest" in 1 Esdras 3:12, 4:13-32.

The notes in Brown call it an "amusing quip." Which perhaps shows more mostly how humor depends on circumstances -- I find it degrading and disgusting. - RBW


  1. Belden, pp. 432-433, "The Lords of Creation" (1 text)
  2. BrownIII 308, "The Lords of Creation" (1 text)
  3. Roud #7837
  4. BI, Beld432


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1907 (Belden)
Keywords: feminist nonballad
Found in: US(SE,So)