The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119066   Message #2579651
Posted By: Joe Offer
02-Mar-09 - 04:51 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Subject: RE: Origins: Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
I posted uncorrected lyrics in the wee hours of the morning in the first post of this thread. I've now made a corrections, after listening to a recording. The lyrics should be a fairly reliable transcription, since the recording was very clear. I've always wondered, though, why Byzantium wasn't included in the song....

I notice that the first line of the bridge (Even old New York was once New Amsterdam) has a familiar tune. As kids, we used to sing "Oh the girls in France have tissue-paper pants" to this tune - anybody know the actual name of the tune?

Be sure to look at the YouTube Recording that Don linked to.