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Thread #119066   Message #2579272
Posted By: John on the Sunset Coast
02-Mar-09 - 10:32 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Subject: RE: Origins: Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
The 4 Lads had another 'near eastern' recording, "Cleo and Me-O"
As I recall the chorus:

There's Cleo and Me-O
And a baby crocodile.
We live on the Allegheny River,
Pittsburgh's 'bout a mile.
When Cleo feels free-o
The dancing gets so wild;
You'd swear that the Allegheny River
Was the river Nile.

When Mitch Miller had a good idea he drove it into the ground.
The same Mitch Miller who wanted a Jazz singer to become Frank Sinatra, and another to sing in faux Italian accent. But Tony Bennett and Rosemary Clooney succeeded anyway.