The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119066   Message #3381175
Posted By: MorwenEdhelwen1
25-Jul-12 - 04:56 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Subject: RE: Origins: Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
The snake-charmer song "Streets of Cairo" is said to be from an Algerian song called Kradoutja, which appeared in France in the 17th century. It might be earleir, though from what Monique said. The first five notes popped up in an 18th century French song.