Beat Out Dat Rhythm on a Drum

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Beat Out Dat Rhythm on a Drum

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Georges Bizet

At Billy Pastor’s Café, Frankie leads the crowd in a spirited dance.

This lively number, using the music from “Gypsy Song” in Bizet’s opera, is a rare moment of joy in the otherwise tragic Carmen Jones. Introduced by Jessica Russell in the original Broadway production, the song was sung by Pearl Bailey in the film adaptation.

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