This was the theme music for the 1964 film "Topkapi". The tune is called "Eastern Star" by Manos Hadjidakis who also composed 'Never On Sunday.' These lyrics come from Marv Ross (Narrow Dude Music-ascap©1995) who was inspired after a day of recording the tune with the Oregon Trail Band. We learned it from fellow dulcimist Mick Doherty. Paul, who has a background in classics, (his doctoral thesis was on the Trojan War in the Middle Ages and Renaissance) couldn't resist the lyrics' succinct synopsis and retelling in modern language that brings a contemporary American twist to an old story!
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