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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He has Van Gogh's ear for music. - Billy Wilder

The piano has been drinking, not me. - Tom Waits

Music is the soundtrack of your life. - Dick Clark

Done the elephants, done the poverty. - Phil Tufnell

Extraordinary how potent cheap music is. - Noel Coward

Music is a means of rapid transportation. - John Cage

Wagner's music is better than it sounds. - Mark Twain

Country music is three chords and the truth. - Harlan Howard

Rock and roll: music for the neck downwards. - Keith Richards

I hate music - especially when it's played. - Jimmy Durante

Without music, life is a journey through a desert. - Pat Conroy

Get up from that piano. You hurtin' its feelings. - Jelly Roll Morton

Life exists for the love of music or beautiful things. - G K Chesterton

Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end. - Igor Stravinsky

The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen. - August Rush

You just pick a chord, go twang, and you've got music. - Sid Vicious

When two elephants fight it is the grass that gets trampled. - African Proverb

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. - Bob Marley

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

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music. - William Stafford

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. - P.J. O'Rourke

Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it. - John Lennon

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. - Doug Larson

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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

Boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other. - Jack Handey

Whatever music sounds like, I am glad to say that it does not sound in the smallest degree like German. - Oscar Wilde

A hundred years from now, people will listen to the music of the Beatles the same way we listen to Mozart. - Paul McCartney

I think Paul McGuinness and U2 created the Irish music industry. It certainly wasn't there before that. - Van Morrison

In a weird kind of way, music has afforded me an idealism and perfectionism that I could never attain as me. - Billy Corgan

I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. - Robert Frost

The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular? - David Sarnoff

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

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid. - Frank Zappa

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 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


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Looking For Something?
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This Is My Road
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20-Oct-2019