Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Words & Music by
Jimmy Kennedy & Nat Simon
Istanbul was Constantinople, now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople.
Been a long time gone, old Constantinople.
Am Dm Am
Now, it's Turkish delight on a moonlit night.
Every gal in Constantinople lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople.
E7 Am E7 Am
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.
Now, it's Istanbul, not Constantinople.
Why did Constantinople get the works?
That's nobody's business but the Turks!