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Thread #119066   Message #2580552
Posted By: clueless don
03-Mar-09 - 04:28 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Subject: RE: Origins: Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Regarding the tune to "Oh, the girls in France ..." (clueless don is my name, and thread creep is my game), I looked at the Children's Street Songs thread, and found mention of the song, but I found no tune information. The closest I have been able to come so far is in a thread titled "Tune Req: Need a song that matches the metre". There, Snuffy, on 21 Aug 01 - 08:59 PM, posted a fuller version of the tune in ABC notation, describing it as "... a really well-known tune that sounds sort of Turkish/Persian ...".

Here is his/her ABC, omitting the title he/she used (you can go to the thread for that):

X:1
T:?
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Em
EF|
G2F2 E2EF|GBFG E2GA|BBBc BAFG|AAAB AGEF|
G2F2 E2EF|GBFG E2GA|BBBc BAGF|E2||

If you are not familiar with ABC, copy and paste this code (starting with the "X:1" line) into the entry window at Concertina.net, where you can get the dots and play a midi version.

Don