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Istanbul Chords

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Artist: They Might Be Giants
Song Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Album: Flood

( Capo on the second fret to get it in the actual Key.
I tried It in the key of F# but some chords become barred
and they sound bad cuz they dont ring like open chords )

( Intro Chords: Am Am Am E7 E7 Am Dm  Dm Am )

Verse 1:
Am           Am                       Am            Am
Istanbul was Constantinople, now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople
        E7                 E7
Been a long time gone, old Constantinople
         Am   -    Dm         Dm      Am
Now it's Turkish delight on a moonlit night
Am           Am                      Am            Am
Every gal in Constantinople lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople
      E7               E7                        Am    -    E7    Am
So if you've a date in Constantinople, she'll be waiting in Istanbul

Chorus:
     Am      Am       Am             Am
Even old New York was once New Amsterdam
Bm7-5               E7           Am                   E7
Why they changed it I can't say, people just liked it better that way
   Am              Am                     Am               Am
So take me back to Constantinople, no you can't go back to Constantinople
        E7              E7                      Am                     Am
Been a long time gone,  Constantinople, why did Constantinople get the works?
       E7                        Am
That's nobody's business but the Turks

Verse 2: 
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 nobodys business but the Turks.

Bridge Chords:  
Am                          Am
Do do do do dodo do dododo, Do do do do dodo do dododo
E7                              Am
Do do do do dodo do dododo,     Itstanbul,(Itstanbul)
Am                          Am
Do do do do dodo do dododo, Do do do do dodo do dododo
E7                              Am
Do do do do dodo do dododo,     Itstanbul,(Itstanbul)


Chorus:

Verse 1:
Istanbul was Constantinople, 
now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople
Been a long time gone, old Constantinople
Why did constantinople get the works
That's nobodys business but the Turks

Bridge 2:
Am Am Em

Am                          Am
Do do do do dodo do dododo, Do do do do dodo do dododo
E7                          Am
Do do do do dodo do dododo, Do do do dodo dodo

Verse 2:
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 nobodys business but the Turks.

ITSTANBUL!!!!
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doonser 11 wrote on July 29 2013, 04:20 pm

Don't capo it at all. Huh?

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