C-O-N-S-T-A-N-T-I-N-O-P-L-E

C-O-N-S-T-A-N-T-I-N-O-P-L-E
Song
Harry Carlton
Lawrence Wright Music; DeSylva, Brown and Henderson
One of the spelling songs that gets popular every now and then (cf. M-O-T-H-E-R)The third verse appears in the British edition, shown here in the alternative cover illustration.

Mister Noel Know-all as the teacher in a school,
giving lessons one afternoon,
Little Tommy Tomkins was the dunce and what a fool,
didn’t know which was the sun or moon,
Teacher said to Tommy Tomkins, “Well,
See if you can sing this while you spell.”

CHORUS
Constantinople,
C-O-N-S-T-A-N-T-I-N-O-P-L-E,
Constantinople,
it’s as easy to sing it as saying your A B C.
C-O-N-S-T-A-N-T-I-N-O-P-L-E,
Show your pluck now try your luck
and sing it loud with me,
Constantinople
C-O-N-S-T-A-N-T-I-N-O-P-L-E,

You may laugh at Tommy Tomkins ’cause he couldn’t spell
Constantinople, but wait and see,
If there’s anyone who thinks that they can do it well,
come on and try it along with me.

Silas Jay of the U.S.A., he thought he beat the lot
Fly up to heaven, It would be fine,
Father Peter at the Gate to Silas Jay said, “What,
What is the password? What’s the sign?”
Silas looked at Peter and in bliss,
Said, “All I can think of, Sir, is this:”

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