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Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
By: Jimmy Kennedy
Year: 1953

Istanbul was Constantinople Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople Been a long time gone, Constantinople Now it's Turkish delight on a moonlit night (Oh) every gal in Constantinople (Oh) lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople (Oh) so if you've a date in Constantinople (Oh) 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 business but the Turks'

Doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo doo / ohhhhhhh ohh ohh ohh Doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo doo / ohhhhhh ohh ohh ohh Doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo / ohhhh ohh ohh ohh ohhh Istanbul (Istanbul) Doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo doo / ohhhhhhh ohh ohh ohh Doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo doo / ohhhhhhh ohh ohh ohh Doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo / ohhhh ohh ohh ohh ohhh Istanbul (Istanbul)

Even old New York Was once New Amsterdam Why they changed it I can't say People just liked it better that way

Istanbul was Constantinople Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople Been a long time gone, Constantinople Why did Constantinople get the works? That's nobody's business but the Turks'

Doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

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 business but the Turks'

Istanbul