Welcome to the Piano Baa

Good evening and welcome to the Pasture Room, where the elite meet to bleat, with all drinks hoof price at happy hour. I’m your entertainer, Herb Ivore, the best pianist in my field — or yours, ha-ha — playing all your requests this evening, like “I Only Have Eyes for Ewe,” “Love Wool Find a Way,” “Herd it Through the Grapevine,” and this little number, “Catch a Falling Shear,” hope you like it…

Now I’ve herd everything, John B.

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33 thoughts on “Welcome to the Piano Baa

  1. fkaWaldenPond March 27, 2018 / 9:32 am

    Herb Ivore!!!??? LOL and Ouch!

  2. Mikeyfur March 27, 2018 / 9:34 am

    Hail to Mike, the King of Puns. This was great!

  3. Nancy March 27, 2018 / 9:44 am

    It was very sweet & it seemed that the sheepies enjoyed and appreciated the kind gesture – but who ever thought of – – – ????

    • gigi the cat lady March 27, 2018 / 11:46 am

      I’m getting an Hanky Panky underwear add right under your comment which considering your last line is hilarious LOL!

  4. Dubravkamcvmd March 27, 2018 / 9:45 am

    Mike, this is one of your best! Are there drugs I could take that would make my brain do this?

    • Yadre March 27, 2018 / 12:34 pm

      I would order these drugs too!๐Ÿ‘

  5. Faye March 27, 2018 / 10:02 am

    Herb Ivore. The best yet!
    I see what ewe did there. ๐Ÿ‘
    Rammed that one right out. ๐Ÿ

  6. allein ๐Ÿพ March 27, 2018 / 10:10 am

    Welcome to the Piano Baa….as I’m listening to a podcast about vodka (The Sporkful)…

    I love that he’s wearing a tux for this.

    • Murray C March 27, 2018 / 12:57 pm

      I love that he’s really not a very good piano player. And that one sheep let out a lovely bleat.

  7. Clairdelune March 27, 2018 / 10:23 am

    Thanks for the giggles, Mike!!! Perfect timing, coming home from a longish hospital stay this is the best therapy!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    I find it intriguing that the sheep seem to be attracted by the music – are they in fact attracted to the sound?

    • allein ๐Ÿพ March 27, 2018 / 10:34 am

      Welcome home!

      How much is the music (m-ewe-sic?) and how much is “big wooden thing I can try to chew on”?

      • Juno March 27, 2018 / 10:40 am

        And how much is “the two-legged creature that brings food”?

  8. Alice Shortcake March 27, 2018 / 10:54 am

    Musical ungulates are nothing new. From “The Era” of 12th May 1878:

    “WE do not often hear of goats assisting in an operatic performance, but in the representation of ‘Tannhรคuser’, at the Royal Italian Opera, on Tuesday evening, Mdlle Cottino, in order to make the effect as Arcadian as possible, had a couple of goats in the scene where she sings the song of the Shepherd. Unfortunately for the ladyสผs vocal display, the goats insisted upon bleating all the time in the most laughable manner, but Mdlle Cottino was not disconcerted, and finished her song in artistic style. We trust the goats were satisfied with their operatic debut.”

  9. Juno March 27, 2018 / 10:56 am

    Don’t forget “We’ve Got the Bleat” and “Stormy Wether.”

    • Faye March 27, 2018 / 11:51 am

      Hahahahaha

    • Murray C March 27, 2018 / 12:57 pm

      The Bleat Goes On?

      • allein ๐Ÿพ March 27, 2018 / 1:13 pm

        Turn the Bleat Around

        • Juno March 27, 2018 / 6:03 pm

          The first line of Cole Porter’s “Night and Day”:

          Like the bleat bleat bleat of the tom-tom . . . .

          • dubravkamcvmd March 27, 2018 / 8:20 pm

            That’s a great one!

  10. Dana March 27, 2018 / 11:19 am

    Uh, what in the world? Is there a story behind this?

    • murkle46 March 27, 2018 / 3:15 pm

      Published on Nov 6, 2012
      Odelle Morshuis orchestrates a concert for a mob of sheep in Central Otago, New Zealand. For more artworks see http://www.odelle.com

  11. AJ March 27, 2018 / 11:38 am

    Some of the comments are just as funny as the original. And I agree with Dana, what in the world???? Too many questions – why a concert for sheep and why is he a tux??? Inquiring minds must know!!!

  12. Ricky's Mom March 27, 2018 / 11:43 am

    Baa-baa-baa
    Baa-baa-berann โ€ฆ

  13. Patty March 27, 2018 / 12:27 pm

    I think he cheated to lure the sheep in, they were eating something off of the keys. The cows like the trumpet, they come running when the farmer plays.
    Apparently playing music for farm (or zoo) animals is a popular thing.

  14. Beth March 27, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    Why? Simple. Because youtube.

    Great puns. Lovely sheepies. And now I’ll have “Catch a Falling Star” in my head for the rest of the day…

    • fkaWaldenPond March 27, 2018 / 4:43 pm

      I had to go and listen to Perry Como’s version. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love how the tempo changes.

  15. birdlady26 March 27, 2018 / 2:36 pm

    Looks like some of those sheep are trying to help play ewe-ets.

  16. Ricky's Mom March 27, 2018 / 3:43 pm

    Shouldn’t it be Herb Ivoire?

    • Juno March 29, 2018 / 12:42 pm

      Two days later: I finally got this! A bilingual pun–impressive!

  17. EdmundH March 27, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    Piano sonata in Ewe flat Major for 2 hands and 3 mouths, by Ludwig van Baaathoven.

    • Faye March 27, 2018 / 10:57 pm

      Yes!

    • jerzowa March 28, 2018 / 2:49 am

      Genius!

  18. Rachel March 27, 2018 / 9:47 pm

    Obviously I must find a piano (and remember how to play one!) for when the sheep are herded past my place later this spring. No, it’s not a huge number, but this was once a big sheep area and there are still sheep herded north in the spring to summer up north and south in the fall and so as to avoid the middle of town they go on the road right outside my bedroom window. A few mornings in the spring, a few in late summer/early fall. There are fewer more charming ways to drink coffee than by watching a herd of sheep go by a few feet away!

    Small town life has it’s advantages, I tell ya’ll.

    ETA: The sheepdogs are amazingly terrifying. DO NOT MESS WITH THEM. THEY WILL KILL YOU. I’m glad I have the window between me and them!

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