A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 24, 2018
“How do you protect a valuable instrument?"/"Hide it in an accordion case.”

An accordion riddle is:

Q: How do you protect a valuable instrument?
A: Hide it in an accordion case.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1999.


4 September 1999, Great Falls (MT) Tribune, “The Edge,” pg. A4, col. 5:
How do you protect a valuable instrument? Hide it in an accordion case.

Google Groups: alt.music.makers.soloact
Musician Jokes
Gord Miller
7/26/04
(...)
How do you protect a valuable instrument?
Hide it in an accordion case.

Twitter
Bollywood Sargam
@bollywoodsargam
Music jokes - 7633 Joke: Q: How do you protect a valuable instrument?
A: Hide it in an accordion case. .... http://tinyurl.com/ndlfax
2:07 PM - 12 Jun 2009

Google Books
A Man Walks Into a Bar 3
By Jonathan Swan
London, UK: Ebury Press
2010
Pg. 254:
How do you protect a valuable instrument? Hide it in an accordion case.

Google Books
Folk Soul:
A journey into European folk music and dances between the past, the present and the future

By Luca Turchet
Lulu Press (Lulu.com)
2013
Pg. ?:
How do you protect a valuable instrument? Hide it in an accordion case!

Google Books
Sensible Nonsense.. Frank’s Comic Pack:
Humour Pack Series

By Frank Paul
BookBaby
2014
Pg. ?:
Q: How do you protect a valuable instrument?A: Hide it in an accordion case.

Twitter
lorraine Jo King
@LahLahBean
#badjokethursday
How do you protect a valuable instrument?
Hide it in an accordion case.
3:35 AM - 23 Aug 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film • Friday, August 24, 2018 • Permalink