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MIDI NOW PLAYING. . .......Carmen by Bizet ......Enjoy!

I first heard this music as a young child of 8 years when my late mum took myself and my brother

to see the film called 'Carmen Jones' in Perry Barr Birmingham which used Bizet's music and

starred a black actress called Dorothy Dandridge,

a wonderful actress who died at a young age from an overdose

of barbiturates and alcohol with just 2 dollars to her name.

Dorothy's real life

was even more tragic than the Carmen she played in the film.. (More Later )


MIDI File by Marco Milano......English Translation by Gianugo Rabellino

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
que nul ne peut apprivoiser
Et c'est bien en 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 plaît.


L'amour est enfant de Bohême,
il n'a jamais jamais connu des loi
Si tu ne m'aimes pas, je t'aime
Si je t'aime prends garde a toi!.

L'oiseau que tu croyais surprendre
Battit de l'aile et s'envola
L'amour est loin, tu peux l'attendre
Tu ne l'attends plus... 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.


Love is a rebel bird
which no one can domesticate
In vain you will call him
if he wants to refuse

No menace or prayers help,
nor bad or good manners.
I always prefer the other one:
he doesn't tell me anything, yet I like him


Love is a gipsy child,
he never knew about laws
if you don't love me, then I love you,
if I love you, take good care!

The bird you thought you'd surprise
runs away in a twinkling
Love is far away, and you can wait for it
You don't wait anymore... he's right here

All around of you, really fast
it comes, it goes away, then comes back
You think you are holding it, he avoids you,
You think you are avoiding it, he holds you.