Collected by Merlin Mitchell
Transcribed by Mary C. Parler
Sept. 11, 1950
Reel 73, Item 6
The Long and Crooked Rib
It's not of Alexander nor heroes that I sing,
It's not of Roman Empire or any such a thing,
Just give me time and I'll explain as nearly as I can,
Of the devilishness and treachery that lies in the woman.
When woman was created, she was taken out of man,
Out of a long and crooked rib, deny it if you can,
Out of a long and crooked rib created women were,
And thus their crooked nature shows how crooked women are.
When woman was created on purpose,for to trouble,
So proud are her delusive words, deceitful as the devil,
They'll dress theirself in rich arree, as they will sing,
And when they catch men in their snares like serpents they will sting.
I hear men brag and boast and tell they have a virtuous wife,
That they are now enjoying all the comforts of this life,
But when they first offended her, 'twas then she let them know,
No bridle-rein can hold her then, no spur can make her go.
Now here's success to your wife, and the one that you love best,
And now success to mine, sir, and the devil take the rest,
(that seems to be all)
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