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Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Music by Nat Simon
Lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy
Date 1953
Publisher Columbia Records

"Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" is a swing song recorded in 1953 by the Canadian group The Four Lads. It was later popularized in the 1990s by They Might Be Giants.

The rats sing a couple lines from the song at the beginning of Muppets Tonight episode 204. The song is repeated throughout the rest of the episode when someone mentions "Istanbul and Constantinople."

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