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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Jazz is democracy in music. - Wynton Marsalis

Women and elephants never forget. - Dorothy Parker

Music is the shorthand of emotion. - Leo Tolstoy

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

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

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

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

The earth has its music for those who will listen. - George Santayana

Anything related to elephants is irrelephant. - Unknown

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

Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals. - Charles Baudelaire

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

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

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. - Groucho Marx

People haven't always been there for me, but music always has. - Taylor Swift

We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out. - Unknown

Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it. - Tom Lehrer

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

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing. - John Erskine

Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below. - Joseph Addison

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try. - Mary Kay Ash

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. - Walter Lippmann

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

If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk. - Oscar Wilde

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

What sounds to you like a big load of trashy noise... is in fact... the brilliant music of a genius... myself. - Iggy Pop

Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpoints to hack post-horses. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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

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

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

Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common. - Sarah Dessen

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

Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words. - Franz Liszt

I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means put down. - Bob Newhart


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26-Feb-2020