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Istanbul Chords
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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They Might Be Giants - Istanbul Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Istanbul tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Istanbul Chords:

They Might Be Giants (commonly abbreviated to TMBG) is an American alternative rock band which began as a duo of John Flansburgh and John Linnell, and currently includes Marty Beller, Dan Miller, and Danny Weinkauf. Formed in 1982, they are best known for an unconventional and experimental style of alternative music. The group has found success on the modern rock and CMJ charts, in the children's music genre, and in theme music for several television programs and films.

TMBG's best-known songs include "Birdhouse in Your Soul" (from the 1990 album, Flood), "Don't Let's Start" (from 1986's They Might Be Giants), and "Ana Ng" (from 1988's Lincoln). Their appearances on the show Tiny Toon Adventures also gained recognition for the song "Particle Man" and for their cover version of the Four Lads song "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)". Their song "Doctor Worm" was a surprise hit in Australia, ranking 13th in the Triple J Hottest 100 for the year 1998. Two TMBG albums have been certified gold: Flood and the 2005 children's music album Here Come the ABCs.

Their song "Boss of Me" served as the theme to the Fox Television Network comedy series Malcolm in the Middle and earned them a Grammy Award in 2002. They have also contributed theme songs to Comedy Central's The Daily Show, Adult Swim's The Oblongs and Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Higglytown Heroes, along with a commercial for Space Ghost Coast to Coast.

The band was the subject of the 2003 documentary film Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns), directed by AJ Schnack. Combined, the band has sold over 4 million records.

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