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need info about instrumental tune they play everywhere?

Hi

I love Istanbul and have been there a few times, but one thing I forgot to work out was the tune that seems to be playing everywhere.

I know it sounds vague, but basically it's a tune they play in speakers in some of the tourist shops in Taksim, or also you'll find some of the street kids with accordions (or some instrument) playing it too.

It's an instrumental with a sort of sad/sombre tone and it must be something famous as I'd heard it a few times. The tune sticks in your head.

Would be great if someone had a name or link to it.

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1. Re: need info about instrumental tune they play everywhere?

me1000uk, Do you think it is Aşık Veysel's "Uzun Ince Bir Yoldayım". Here it is also with the lyrics. "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YZ2JmMUUg8". Aşık Veysel is the premier legendary folk singer in Turkey and I find this song and the lyrics simply magnificent and very moving.

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2. Re: need info about instrumental tune they play everywhere?

Hi

Thank you for your response. Unfortunately it's not that. It's more of a slow violin type instrumental. Closest thing I would compare it to is the godfather theme tune.

It was always played without any words. Would love to find out what it is.

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3. Re: need info about instrumental tune they play everywhere?

Hi,

Google or youtube this one: Seitkaliev-Waltz of the butterfly.

Once also available on my blog but not working after updates anymore.

Alper

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4. Re: need info about instrumental tune they play everywhere?

thank you all for the responses, but randomly I did find it. Perhaps someone knows the story behind it?

Here is a link:

http://youtu.be/W2WMBaclKxg

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5. Re: need info about instrumental tune they play everywhere?

Oh this is too funny. We were just in Turkey and this song was driving my husband crazy. Finally, he heard a store that was selling CDs piping out the tune, rushed in there and they sold him the CD they were playing. They said it was a traditional Turkish folk song.

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6. Re: need info about instrumental tune they play everywhere?

İ also do not know which song you mean but İ do recognize the tunes they play in İstiklal street and around Taksim. When İ like a song İ usually ask what they play or these days SoundHound is magic!

Do listen a bit to ney music as well, that has the same sort of sombre tone, very oriental.

Cheers!

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7. Re: need info about instrumental tune they play everywhere?

Hi

Thank you for the responses, I did find it and posted the link in my last post.

Many thanks!

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8. Re: need info about instrumental tune they play everywhere?

Actually you did not, the link is not there :-)

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9. Re: need info about instrumental tune they play everywhere?

VR, it worked for me. If the link is broken you can google it (the name of the song is Gulumcan by Cafe Anatolia)

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10. Re: need info about instrumental tune they play everywhere?

I can see the link and it works - maybe in some countries it doesn't show?