Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

Jimmy Kennedy and Nat Simon

Istanbul (Not Constantinople) - Jimmy Kennedy and Nat Simon -

Istanbul was Constantinople, now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople 
Been a long time gone, old Constantinople 
Now it’s Turkish delight on a moonlit night 

Every gal in Constantinople lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople 
So if you’ve a date in Constantinople, she’ll be waiting in Istanbul 
Even old New York was once New Amsterdam 

Why they changed it I can’t say, people just liked it better that way 
So take me back to Constantinople, no you can’t go back to Constantinople 
Now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople, why did Constantinople get the works? 
That’s nobody’s business but the Turks