TOPKAPI

TOPKAPI
Manos Hadjidakis
Noel Sherman
United Artists Music Co., New York
From the film “Topkapi” with Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov and Maximillian Schell, based on Eric Ambler’s “The Light of Day.”

Jewel of the Orient, Topkapi,
Are you hell-or-heaven sent, Topkapi?
Why are you the dream of my desire?
Why do I succumb to your green fire?

You dance before my eyes and passions within me rise;
They warn me that trouble is brewing
Flower of Istanbul: your power, your magic pull
Are driving me to my undoing.

Why must you torture me, Topkapi?
Why can’t you let me be, Topkapi?
Why must your beauty so enslave me?
Why was it you that Kismet gave me?

Jewel of the Orient, Topkapi,
Are you hell-or-heaven sent, Topkapi?
Jewel of the Orient, Topkapi,
Are you hell-or-heaven sent, Topkapi?

TOPKAPI