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

Modern music is as dangerous as narcotics. - Pietro Mascagni

I enjoy playing the audience like a piano. - Alfred Hitchcock

Music is the universal language of mankind. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In rock music terms I'm like a dinosaur. - Belinda Carlisle

The elephant does not limp when walking on thorns. - African Proverb

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

Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory. - Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams. - Arthur O'Shaughnessy

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

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

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. - Ludwig van Beethoven

A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it. - Thomas Beecham

If in the afterlife there is not music, we will have to import it. - Domenico Cieri Estrada

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist. - G K Chesterton

Music is the tool to express life - and all that makes a difference. - Herbie Hancock

Music is what tells us that the human race is greater than we realize. - Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

The Blues and jazz will live forever, so will the Delta and the Big Easy. - Jack Nicholson

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

My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Vladimir Nabokov

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

If the music is loud enough I won't be able to listen to my own thoughts. - Nic Sheff

If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music. - Thomas Carlyle

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

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

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

Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. - Kahlil Gibran

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

If Music is a Place - then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple. - Vera Nazarian

If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it; that surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die. - William Shakespeare

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

Music drives you. It wakes you up, it gets you pumping. And, at the end of the day, the correct tune will chill you down. - Dimebag Darrell

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

Everything in me feels fluttering and free, like I could take off from the ground at any second. Music, I think, makes me feel like music. - Lauren Oliver

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. - Albert Einstein

Music is amoral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. - Plato


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16-Oct-2021