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Who sang the song Constantinople?

Who sang the song Constantinople?

They Might Be GiantsIstanbul (Not Constantinople) / ArtistThey Might Be Giants is an American alternative rock band formed in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell. During TMBG’s early years, Flansburgh and Linnell frequently performed as a duo, often accompanied by a drum machine. In the early 1990s, TMBG expanded to include a backing band. Wikipedia

Where is the Constantinople song from?

“Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” is a 1953 novelty song, with lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy and music by Nat Simon. It was written on the 500th anniversary of the fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans. The lyrics refer to the official renaming of the city of Constantinople to Istanbul.

Who wrote the song Constantinople?

Nat SimonIstanbul (Not Constantinople) / ComposerNat Simon was an American composer, pianist, bandleader and songwriter. From the 1930s to 1950s his songs were used in over 20 films. Between 1931 and 1940 he also took part in the musical Vaudeville revue Songwriters on Parade, which featured hit songwriters of the day. Wikipedia

What Istanbul means?

to the city
“Sultan Mustafa the Third used ‘the city of Islam’ Islambol in his imperial writings.” The root of “Istanbul” is ‘stinpolis’ in Greek, and it means a form of the phrase “to the city”. The city – in reference – is the city within city walls. When someone says he is going to Istanbul, he means ‘within the city walls’.

What happens if you call Istanbul Constantinople?

In 1930, name of Constantinople (Konstantiniyye) has been officially changed to İstanbul. No, calling it Constantinople isn’t punishable but, it’s a disrespect to local people. Also, in 1930 a new law said any international mail that is addressed as Constantinople Turkey should be is rejected at the customs.

What was the old name of Turkey?

The English name Turkey, now applied to the modern Republic of Turkey, is historically derived (via Old French Turquie) from the Medieval Latin Turchia, Turquia. It is first recorded in Middle English (as Turkye, Torke, later Turkie, Turky), attested in Chaucer, c. 1369.

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