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Fm           Fm                       Fm            Fm
Istanbul was Constantinople, now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople
       C7                  C7
Been a long time gone, old Constantinople
         Fm   -    Dm         Dm  -   Fm
Now it's Turkish delight on a moonlit night
Fm           Fm                      Fm            Fm
Every gal in Constantinople lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople
      C7               C7                        Fm    -    C7    Fm
So if you've a date in Constantinople, she'll be waiting in Istanbul
     Fm      Fm       Fm             Fm
Even old New York was once New Amsterdam
                    C7           Fm                   C7
Why they changed it I can't say, people just liked it better that way
   Fm              Fm                     Fm               Fm
So take me back to Constantinople, no you can't go back to Constantinople
         C7            C7                      Fm                     Fm
Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople, why did Constantinople get the works?
       C7                        Fm
That's nobody's business but the Turks
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  1. SHOWsTOpPiNG NUmbeR

    Umbrella academy and my girlfriend is what got me here lmao

  2. Tamara de Vries

    Haha, just watched the Umbrella Academy, and now I accidentally come across this. Genius!

  3. I think this song needs some work. Lyrics are missing and I don’t think Dm belongs in there.

  4. Here cause of umbrella academy lol

  5. ha ha this is so cute and easy, its so short as well, i love it xD

  6. Queen Marshmallow

    I looooove They Might be Giants!!! Can we get more songs from them? (Specifically Dr. Worm) XD

  7. false lyric: been a long time gone not constantinople, before why did constantinople get the works

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