Dat’s Love

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Dat’s Love

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Georges Bizet

When the men in the factory vie for Carmen Jones’ attention, she declares that loving her would be the end of them.

Oscar Hammerstein’s new lyric to Bizet’s “Habanera” (“L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” or “Love Is a Rebellious Bird”) maintains the original’s coquettish quality but adds a distinctly American flair. Like the original aria, “Dat’s Love” establishes Carmen as an impulsive woman with a bewitching power over men.

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