Elephant Blues

Moving soulful blues ballad


An elephant goes into a high class restaurant and sits at the piano bar, where a pianist is playing some nice, up-tempo jazz.

The pianist switches to a long and soulful blues ballad, and when he finishes his ballad, the pianist notices that the elephant is all teary-eyed over his drink.

He says to the elephant, “Wow, man - I didn’t think you would be that affected by my ballad...”

“No, no it isn’t like that,” said the elephant. “I just recognized some of the keys.”


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Women and elephants never forget. - Dorothy Parker

I'm Liberace without a piano. - Paul Lynde

Kind words are the music of the world. - F.W. Faber

Without music, life would be a mistake. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Extraordinary how potent cheap music is. - Noel Coward

Music is a means of rapid transportation. - John Cage

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. - Rita Mae Brown

Music is spiritual. The music business is not. - Van Morrison

The elephant can survive only if forests survive. - Mark Shand

My dad's Irish music was such a huge influence. - Dido Armstrong

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. - Elvis Costello

After Rossini dies, who will there be to promote his music? - Richard Wagner

Music is my mistress, and she plays second fiddle to no one. - Duke Ellington

Yoga is almost like music in a way; there's no end to it. - Sting

Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail. - Luciano Pavarotti

Country music has always been the best shrink that 15 bucks can buy. - Dierks Bentley

Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it. - George Foreman

You can run out of garlic, but you can't really run out of music. - Jace Wayland

Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart. - Pablo Casals

My metabolism stinks. I can gain weight just listening to dinner music. - Ron Dentinger

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to. - Elvis Presley

Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power. - Joan Didion

Before you eat the elephant, make sure you know what parts you want to eat. - Todd Stocker

There are eighty-eight keys on a piano and within that, an entire universe. - James Rhodes

Each soul is tuned to a different pitch. Music is about harmonizing the soul. - Wu-Tang Clan

There, standing at the piano, was the original good time who had been had by all. - Kenneth Tynan

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. - William Congreve

Women are like elephants to me: nice to look at, but I wouldn't want to own one. - WC Fields

My roommate got a pet elephant. Then it got lost. It's in the apartment somewhere. - Steven Wright

Great music is as much about the space between the notes as it is about the notes themselves. - Sting

Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought. - E Y Harburg

It is simply my life, music. I live it, breathe it, talk with it. I am almost unconscious of it. - Arthur Rubinstein

When you have an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run. - Abraham Lincoln

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. - Charlie Parker

Piano playing is more difficult than statesmanship. It is harder to awake emotions in ivory keys than it is in human beings. - Ignace Jan Paderewski

The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation. - Oscar Wilde

A good plate of sushi after an opening helps to soothe that post-opening blues - especially since you feel like raw meat yourself. - Jim Drain

The piano is a universal instrument. If you start there, learn your theory and how to read, you can go on to any other instrument. - Eddie Van Halen

When I was nine, my father said 'You can take piano lessons or do karate' - I had a black belt and was competing before I was 19. - Elodie Yung

It is quite untrue that British people don't appreciate music. They may not understand it but they absolutely love the noise it makes. - Sir Thomas Beecham


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15-Jul-2019