Chords in this song

chords or tablatures

Switch orientation
Lyrics don't fit on one line? Try landscape mode instead of portrait.

remember keys
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
This arrangement for the song is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research. UkuWorld and its derivatives do not own any songs, lyrics or arrangements posted and/or printed.

9 Comments

  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

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Want to talk about something more than only this song? Check out the UkuWorld Community today! Talk about similar interests or get some ukulele related help. Login with your UkuTabs account or create a new one and join the conversations.

Please do not ask for strumming patterns. Sharing online how to literally play a song (i.e. strumming, rhythm and tempo) is not allowed by the MPA (Music Publishers Association) because of copyright issues.

Carefully listen to the song and try to really "feel" the rhythm. Once you get the basics of strumming, I can assure you it'll go real quick. Maybe the strumming guide can help you on your way.

Discover UkuWorld