Music Monday: Habanera

Now playing on my French song playlist:

Title: Habanera (L’amour est un oiseau rebelle) de l’opéra Carmen

Songwriter(s): Georges Bizet

Performed by: Nana Mouskouri

Lyrics I like:

L’amour est enfant de bohême

Il n’a jamais, jamais connu de loi

Si tu ne m’aimes pas, je t’aime

Si je t’aime, prends garde à toi


Love is an unconventional child

He never, never knew a law

If you don’t love me, I love you

If I love you, watch out


Until next Music Monday, have a good week ahead.

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  1. I’ve heard this hundreds of times, both in opera houses and on recordings, but I never knew Nana Mouskouri had recorded it. It’s a good choice for your French song playlist, in any case.

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