HARP JOKES (I have to confess, most of these have been transposed from jokes about other instruments!) And don't worry, any ribbing/roasting is intended good-naturedly; no harps have been harmed in the production of this page!

What's the range of an out-of-tune lap harp?

lady with lap harp

About ten yards, if you throw hard enough.

What's the difference between a Celtic Harp and a Concert Grand Pedal Harp?

celtic harppedal harp

a Pedal Harp burns longer.

How can you tell when a harpist is playing out of tune?

man plays harp

His/her fingers are moving.

What's the difference between an out-of-tune harp and a trampoline?

harp & trombone

You should take off your shoes before jumping on the trampoline.

What's the difference between an out-of-tune harp and an onion?

man plays harp

Someone might cry when you cut up the onion.


Stephanie with Sly Stone and Bobby Womack

Back in 1984, I played harp on a concert tour with Bobby Womack and Sly Stone. 

Bobby's friends in high places often invited the whole band out for a night on the town. 

In Detroit, a friend of his by the name of Samuel Frank who owned a nightclub invited us all over after a concert. 

Since we had all our instruments in the tour bus, the crew brought them into the club for an impromptu jam session. 

Mr. Frank dismissed the DJ for the evening and we played for a clubful of dancing fans.

Drinks for the band were on the house and a rip-roaring good time was had by all.

Exhilarated and a bit tipsy, I got back on the bus assuming the crew would take care of loading up my harp - 

and I guess the crew assumed I'd taken care of it. 

No one noticed the oversight till the next night, when it was time to go onstage at the next venue. 

Glancing out at the stage as the house lights went down, my heart sank as I realized what had happened. 

Bobby saw my dismayed face and asked, "Stephanie, what's wrong?" 

"Oh my gosh," I replied,

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(okay... the part about touring with Bobby & Sly is true... the rest of the story is fiction.  Got you, though, didn't I???)


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