Saturday, 1 March 2008

Let's Have Another!

Well,there is absolutely NOTHING going on around here that is worthy of note, so (mainly in desperation for a post, I admit), I think it's time we had another puzzle.

This time, I am moderating the comments so that you don't give the answer away in 0.38 seconds.

A man is sitting in a pub feeling rather poor.
He sees the man next to him pull a wad of £50 notes out of his wallet.
He turns to the rich man and says to him, "I have an amazing talent: I know almost every song that has ever existed."
The rich man laughs.
The poor man says, "I am willing to bet you all the money you have in your wallet that I can sing a genuine song with a lady's name of your choice in it."
The rich man laughs again and says, "OK, how about my daughters name, Joanna Armstrong-Miller."
The rich man goes home poor.
The poor man goes home rich.
What song did he sing?

Good luck!

Update: Four people (including two cheats)! have got it right up to now.

You'll kick yourselves when I tell you the answer!

Clue: You've all sung this song!

Okay to put you out of your misery.....
'Happy Birthday Joanna Armstrong-Miller,
Happy Birthday to you'
Told you you'd kick yourselves!

I've put all the comments back on, so you can see who the cheaters were!!

But, oh, how I wish David's was the right answer!


the mother of this lot said...
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Kitty said...

Hmmm, I can see the comments section - does this mean I have X-ray vision?

I should warn you that I suffer from congenital Lazy Slut Disorder - this very sad state of affairs means I have to live within the boundaries of an ailment which permits me to sometimes craft, or write, etc. But not to do housework, or to exercise.

Tonight I find my LSD is preventing me from thinking too much - hence my apologies for having no idea about the answer to your puzzle.

I'll be jolly pleased to find out the answer though. :-D x

Jeff B said...

Great riddle, unfor"tune"atly I don't have an answer to offer up on this one.

Found you via Jeni at Down River Drivel

CrazyCath said...

Hi again.

Had to cheat a little bit for this one. I hate being beat. Just gotta know! At least hubby didn't know it this time.

The song he sung was "Happy Birthday to you" inserting the girl's name into it.

I love these puzzles. Make my brain work. Also would be interested if anyone DOES know song about Joanna, a miller and a strong arm!

GoneBackSouth said...

Twinkle Twinkle? Oh god I have no idea, I'm rubbish at riddles, but I expect it's something very clever.

simplelife said...

I don't like it when I can't see the answer please hurry and put me out of my misery

cheers Lenny

The Rotten Correspondent said...

I love this sort of thing, but you've got me on this one.

Can't wait for the answer!

Misslionheart♥ said...

I think it may be Happy Birthday....don't know why, though!

Happy Mothers Day X

Renae said...

Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday, Joanna Armstrong Miller
Happy Birthday to You.


Maggie May said...

I can't think of any thing either.Is it a trick question?

Maggie May said...

I cheated & looked it up on google! Very good!

Akelamalu said...

Errrmmmmmm.......... no idea!

bella mocha said...

Nope...I don't know either! Please post the answer asap and put us out of our misery!

Stopping by to wish you Happy Mothering Sunday...I've left you a surprise too! x

CrazyCath said...

Of course I cheated! I was not going to let the hubby have the satisfaction of telling me the answer AGAIN was I?


qualcosa di bello said...

but of course, i googled this & thus i have eliminated myself from giving the answer! (it's sunday & i'm lazy!)

happy mothering sunday to you jackie!!!

david mcmahon said...

The Neil Armstrong song, about Joanna, his first cousin twice removed, who married Much the Miller's great-grandson?!!!

Pig in the Kitchen said...

noooooo idea, things like this make my brain hurt. They're a bit like those maths problems, 'if it takes 4 men 3 hours and 20 minutes to dig a ditch....' or something like that.
Do tell!

CrazyCath said...

So glad to see I wasn't the only cheat! Just couldn't be beat. Had to know. ;0)

Amrita said...

that was clever. I gonna try it on people

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