Songs Richard may have enjoyed

 

 

 

“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

Istanbul (Istanbul)
Istanbul (Istanbul)

Even old New York was once New Amsterdam
Why they changed it I can’t say
People just liked it better that way

Istanbul was Constantinople
Now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople
Been a long time gone, Constantinople
Why did Constantinople get the works?
That’s nobody’s business but the Turks

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

Istanbul”

Any others?

By super blue

Grandson of a Town player.

3 comments

  1. “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”

    They asked me how I knew
    My true love was true
    I of course replied
    Something here inside
    Can not be denied

    They, said some day you’ll find
    All who love are blind
    When you heart’s on fire
    You must realize
    Smoke gets in your eyes

    So I chaffed them, and I gaily laughed
    To think they would doubt our love
    And yet today, my love has gone away
    I am without my love

    Now laughing friends deride
    Tears I cannot hide
    So I smile and say
    When a lovely flame dies
    Smoke gets in your eyes

    Smoke gets in your eyes

    Like

  2. Children of Darkness (by Richard Farina; sung by Joan Baez)

    Now is the time for your loving, dear,
    And the time for your company
    Now when the light of reason fails
    And fires burn on the sea
    Now in this age of confusion
    I have need for your company.

    It’s once I was free to go roaming in
    The wind of the springtime mind
    It’s once the clouds I sailed upon
    Were sweet as lilac wine
    So why are the breezes of summer, dear
    Enlaced with a grim design?

    And where was the will of my father when
    We raised our swords on high?
    And where was my mother’s wailing when
    Our flags were justified?
    And where will we take our pleasures when
    Our bodies have been denied?

    For I am a wild and a lonely child
    And the son of an angry land
    Now with the high wars raging
    I would offer you my hand
    For we are the children of darkness
    And the prey of a foul command.

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  3. Thigpen’s Wedding by Kemper Crabb, from the album The Vigil.

    Here I set my face unto you,
    Here I speak my heart’s true vow.
    Here I choose to walk beside you,
    Loving only you, my heart speaks true,
    Forever more from now.

    I will love you in the dawning
    And in the bright noonday.
    I will love you in the even.
    Everyday I live, my heart I’ll give.
    I’ll love you from my grave.

    I have heard God in your laughter.
    I have seen on Him your face.
    And it’s clear now what He’s after,
    For He wrote your name on my heart in flame.
    It’s a wound I’ll not erase.

    We will rise on wings of morning;
    We will fly before the wind;
    We will dwell within the mysteries
    And the glories of Jehovah’s love,
    A circle without end.

    We will pitch our tents toward Zion
    In the shadow of His love.
    We will covenant between us;
    We will covenant with the earth below
    And with heaven up above.

    We will covenant with the dust below
    And the Spirit up above.

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