Friday, July 13, 2007

An Upscale Bar

If you're musical in any way, you'll get this joke!

An Upscale Bar

A 'C' an 'E-flat' and a 'G' walk into a bar. The bartender said, "Sorry, I don't serve minors". The E-flat left and the C and G had an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the fifth was diminished and the G was out flat.

An F entered and tried to augment the situation but was not sharp enough. A 'D' entered and excused himself to the bathroom, saying, "I'll just be a second". An 'A' entered but the bartender wasn't convinced this relative of C was not a minor. Then the bartender noticed a B-flat hiding at the end of the bar. "Get out, right now!" he exclaimed. "You're the seventh minor I've found in this bar tonight".

The next night the E-flat returned to the bar in a 3-piece suit. The bartender said, "You're looking sharp tonight. This could be a major development". This was the case, when the E-flat took off the suit and everything else to stand there au natural. Eventually, the C sobered up
and realized in horror that he was under arrest. He was brought to trial, found guilty of contributing to the diminution of a minor, and was sentenced to ten years of D.S. without the possibility of a Coda.

On appeal, he was found innocent of any wrong-doing, even accidental, because the accusation was bassless.

The bartender decided he needed a rest, and closed the bar.

17 comments:

chrysalis said...

OK, I took piano when I was a kid, so I get THAT it should be funny. But the details escape me.

Hi from Michele's!

PI said...

Very witty and one has to have one's wits about one to get it. You sandwiched so I nearly missed you but I'm here now so dinna fash - as they say in Scotland. Michelle says well played!

Sue said...

Oy....with all the music I was raised with, this one still makes my head spin LOL :)

Becky68 said...

That's hilarious, I'm just sorry none of my kids has enough interest/background in music to appreciate it!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

gautami tripathy said...

That was hilarious!

I came here randomly from Michele's so that I can make up for your being skipped.

Cheers!

leslie said...

That's hilarious!! I'm forwarding this joke to my husband

Oracle said...

I'm not particulary Musical but still found that Hilarious and well written ;) lol

Have a great weekend

Here via Michele ;)

Bob-kat said...

Um, I got some of it but I really am not that musical. Humming along is my limit...!

utenzi said...

Michele sent me over, Linda. Hi!

I hadn't heard the term "au natural" used to describe notes before but I got the rest of it. I find it amazing how many musical terms and phrases were used in one short joke.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is hilarious! I have to send it to my husband! He'll really get a kick out of it!

~Cathy~ said...

Not musical here... unless you count singing in the shower...so I only got parts of it!

Michele sent me to visit!

saintseester said...

Bassless - ok, THAT cracked me up. This is a good one.

Butterfly Wife said...

I'm guessing this was funny of wittiness that was completely lost on me. Oh well! Music, hmmm. That's the stuff they play right before the news starts, right?

kenju said...

That's really cute, Linda. It's been a long, long time since I had piano lessons, but I caught most of it!

Michele sent me.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

"...the accusation was bassless." Ho ho har de har har. Very good writing, Linda.

I'm here from Michele's joint.

BreadBox said...

Hi Linda: Michele didn't send me, but she did give me directions (I'm browsing the blogs in her comments game).
I like this joke: I have seen variations of it over the years and always enjoy it.

N.

Lia said...

Brilliant! I like this story a lot.