Istanbul was Constantinople Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople Been a long time gone, Constantinople Now it's Turkish delight on a moonlit night Every gal in Constantinople Lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople So if you've a 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. So take me back to Constantinople No, you can't go back to Constantinople Been a long time gone, Constantinople Why did Constantinople get the works? That's nobody's.
Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" is a 1953 novelty song, with lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy and music by Nat Simon. Written on the 500th anniversary of the fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans, the lyrics humorously refer to the official 1930 renaming of the city of Constantinople to Istanbul. The song's original release, performed by The Four Lads, was certified as a gold record. It is said to be a response to -O-P-L-E" recorded in 1928 by Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra.
Lyrics to Istanbul (Not Constantinople). They Might Be Giants Artistfacts. Anyway, my littlest sis (not yet born when this song came out originally) turned me on to TMBG in 1990, when the Flood album came out. Years later I discovered their first two albums, 'TMBG' and 'Lincoln,' along with their EPs, in the form of a double-CD set titled, "Then". Another trivium: before it was Constantinople, it was Byzantium. Alex from Fort Mill, ScThey Might Be Giants is the same band that plays the Malcom in the Middle theme. Ralph from Newton, MaThe name was changed when the Ottoman Turks conquered the city in 1453 but many (most?) westerners still called it Constantinople until whenever. Ekristheh from Halath, United StatesThe prolific jazz guitarist Al Caiola recorded a cute instrumental "space age pop" version of this in the early 1960s.
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Band Name They Might Be Giants. Album Name Istanbul (Not Constantinople). Type EP. Data wpisu 14 Maj 1990. Wydawcy WEA Elektra Records. Styl muzycznyIndie Rock. Zarejestrowanych posiada ten album0. 1. Istanbul (Not Constantinople). Other productions from They Might Be Giants. Join Us. Here Comes Science.
They Might Be Giants-Istanbul Not Constantinople guitar tab, guitar tabs, bass tabs, chords and guitar pro tabs. They Might Be Giants - Istanbul (Not Constantinople) Album: Flood Track: Intro G I-I D I-I A I-3-I E I--5-3-2-I. Verse G I-I D I-3-3-5--5. -3-I A -3--3-I E I---1
|A1||Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (Brownsville Mix)|
|A2||Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (Stuyvesant Mix)|
|B1||Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (Park Slope Mix)|
|B2||Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (Willimsburg Mix)|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra Entertainment
- Copyright (c) – Elektra Entertainment
- Manufactured By – Fediscos S.A.
- Engineer – Paul Angelli, Roger Moutenot
- Mixed By – Roger Moutenot
- Producer – They Might Be Giants (tracks: 2 to 4)
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|EKR 110 T, EKR110T, 7559-66636-0||They Might Be Giants||Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (12", Single)||Elektra, Elektra, WEA||EKR 110 T, EKR110T, 7559-66636-0||Europe||1990|
|EKR 110C, 7559-64966-4||They Might Be Giants||Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (Cass, S/Sided, Single)||Elektra, WEA||EKR 110C, 7559-64966-4||UK||1990|
|EKR 110, 7559 64966-7||They Might Be Giants||Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (7", Single)||Elektra, Elektra||EKR 110, 7559 64966-7||UK||1990|