Sideglances
by SARAH GREENE
Jul 12, 2013 | 716 views | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend | print
FORTUNATE indeed are music lovers who not only can carry a tune, but whose voice has a quality that makes people enjoy hearing them. I think of that often these days when Turkey is in the news.

I refer, of course, to:



Istanbul was Constantinople

Now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople

Been a long time gone, 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

Been a long time gone, Constantinople

Why did Constantinople get the works?

That’s nobody’s business but the Turks.



I know the tune, but it’s best I keep my rendition to myself.

The same goes for El Rancho Grande, the lyrics of which are published in Spanish,for practice purposes.



Alla en El Rancho Grande

Alla donde vivia

había una rancherita

que alegre me decía

que alegre me decía



Nunca te fies de promesas

Ni mucho menos de amores. . .
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