Humanities 201 Bizet_Habanera_Transcription.docx

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L’amour est un oiseau rebelle ORIGINAL FRENCH LYRICS: L’amour est un oiseau rebelle Que nul ne peut apprivoiser, Et c’est bien in vain qu’on l’appelle S’il lui convient de refuser. Rien n’y fait, menace ou prière. L’un parle bien, l’autre se tait. Et c’est l’autre que je préfère. Il n’a rien dit mais il me plait. L’amour! L’amour! L’amour! L’amour! L’amour est enfant de Bohême, Il n’a jamais jamais connu de loi. Si tou ne m’aimes pas, je t’aime. Si je t’aime, prends garde à toi! Si tou ne m’aimes pas, si tou ne m’aimes pas, je t’aime, Mais si je t’aime, si je t’aime, prends garde à toi! L’oiseau que tu croyais surprendere Battit d’aile et s’envola. L’amour est loin, tu peux l’attendre. Tu ne l’attends pas, il est là. Tout atour de toi, vite vite, Il vient, s’en va, puis il revient. Tu crois le tenir, il t’evite. Tu crois l’eviter, il te tient. L’amour! L’amour! L’amour! L’amour! L’amour est enfant de Bohême, Il n’a jamais jamais connu de loi. Si tou ne m’aimes pas, je t’aime. Si je t’aime, prends garde à toi! Si tou ne m’aimes pas, si tou ne m’aimes pas, je t’aime, Mais si je t’aime, si je t’aime, prends garde à toi! Soomo Learning
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ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Love is a rebellious bird that nobody can tame, and you call him quite in vain if it suits him not to come. Nothing helps, neither threat nor prayer. One man talks well, the other's mum; it's the other one that I prefer. He's silent but I like his looks. Love! Love! Love! Love! Love is a gypsy's child, it has never, ever, known a law; love me not, then I love you; if I love you, you'd best beware! Love me not, love me not, then I love you, If I love you, if I love you, you’d best beware! The bird you thought you had caught beat its wings and flew away ... love stays away, you wait and wait; when least expected, there it is! All around you, swift, so swift, it comes, it goes, and then returns ... you think you hold it fast, it flees you think you're free, it holds you fast. Love! Love! Love! Love! Love is a gypsy's child, it has never, ever, known a law; love me not, then I love you; if I love you, you'd best beware! Soomo Learning 4
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Transcription of Bizet’s Habanera (“L’amour est un oiseau rebelle”) Instrumentation : This aria is scored for a full orchestra including strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. There are three choral groups who are also heard in this aria: a chorus of female cigarette factory workers ( sopranos , the highest female voice range), a chorus of young men ( tenors , the highest natural male voice range), and a chorus of other town citizens ( basses , the lowest male voice range).
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