Habañera (0:43)

Composer: Georges Bizet
Librettists: Meilhac and Halery
from Carmen (1875)

In Carmen's light hearted aria she
makes her feelings about love clear
to her future lover, the stiff soldier
Don Jose: Love is to be free,
unpredictable - a wild bird.

 

 


l'mour! L'amour est enfant de Bohême,
Il n'a jammis connu de loi,
Si tu ne m'aimes pas, je t'aimes pas, je t'aime
Si je t'aime, prends garde à toi.

Love is just a gypsy boy
Who never obeys the law,
If you don't love me then I love you,
If I love you, look out for me.