Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

-Artists: The Four Lads

-peak Billboard position # 10 in 1953

-Words by Jimmy Kennedy and Music by Nat Simon

 

 

 

Istanbul was Constantinople

Now it's Istanbul not Constantinople

Been a long time gone

Old Constantinople's still has Turkish delight

On a moonlight night

Evr'y gal in Constantinople

Is a Miss-stanbul, not Constantinople

So if you've date in Constantinople

She'll be waiting in Istanbul

Even old New York was once New Amsterdam

Why they changed it, I can't say

(People just liked it better that way)

Take me back to Constantinople

No, you can't go back to Constantinople

Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople

Why did Constantinople get the works?

That's nobody's business but the Turks'

 

< instrumental interlude> Istanbul!!

 

 

< instrumental interlude> Istanbul!!

 

Even old New York was once New Amsterdam

Why they changed it, I can't say

(People just liked it better that way)

Take me back to Constantinople

No, you can't go back to Constantinople

Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople

Why did Constantinople get the works?

That's nobody's business but the Turks'

'stanbul!!

(Transcribed by Robin Hood)

Just one of the reasons I love this city. (Big image & sound file: 761.25 kb)


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