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ISTANBUL  They Might Be Giants

ISTANBUL (Not Constantinople) [by Jimmy Kennedy & Nat Simon]

[These are the chords I remember from my piano-playing days;       ] 
[actually, Tbey Migbt Be Giants' recording of tbis song is in F#m, ] 
[not Am, but do _you_ want to play it in F#m?  Not me.  If you     ] 
[must be accurate, transpose this to Em and capo up two frets.     ] 
[The whole song isn't here, but it should be enough so that you    ] 
[can figure out the intro and solo yourself.  Oh, and the groovy   ] 
[chord at the end is an Am(#7), which is x02110 or x06554.         ] 

[Each chord is one measure, except "X - Y" is one measure TOTAL.   ] 

[Am]Istanbul was [Am]Constantinople, now it's [Am]Istanbul, not [Am]Constantinople
Been a [E7]long time gone, old [E7]Constantinople
Now it's [Am]Turki[-]sh de[Dm]light on a [Dm]moon[-]lit [Am]night
[Am]Every gal in [Am]Constantinople lives in [Am]Istanbul, not [Am]Constantinople
So if [E7]you've a date in [E7]Constantinople, she'll be [Am]waitin[-]g in [E7]Istanb[Am]ul
Even [Am]old New [Am]York was [Am]once New Amster[Am]dam
[Bm7-5]Why they changed it [E7]I can't say, [Am]people just liked it [E7]better that way
So [Am]take me back to [Am]Constantinople, no you [Am]can't go back to [Am]Constantinople
Now it's [E7]Istanbul, not [E7]Constantinople, why did [Am]Constantinople get the [Am]works?
That's [E7]nobody's business but the [Am]Turks

Adam Schneider U.C. Santa Cruz
"Your actions will follow you full circle 'round..."

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