Track Title:               Dis Flower (Flower Song)

Prime Artist:              Harry Belafonte
Lyrics by:                 Oscar Hammerstein II     (O. Greeley Clendenning H. II)
Music by:                  Georges Bizet
From the Film:             Carmen Jones   1954 (M)

Adapted from:              Carmen (Bizet Opera)
Dis flower dat you threw my way
Has been my frien' by night an' day.
I saw it fade an' lose its bloom,
But still it kept a sweet perfume.
In my cell, through ev'ry darkened hour,
On my lonely eyes lay dis flower,
An' so I'd sleep de whole night through
An' dream of you, an' dream of you.

Den, I'd wake up, wid no one near me,
An' talk fo' de jail walls to hear me~
"She ain' de bes',
Dere all de same!
Like all de res',
She jus' a dame."
Den I tol' myse'f I was ravin',
Dere wuz jes' one t'ing I wuz cravin'~
It wuzn' food,
It wuzn' dough,
I guess you know
Dat it wuz you.
I only saw you once...
Once wouldn' do!
I don' know anythin' about you.
I don' know much about a shinin' star.
Jus' know de worl' is dark widout you~
Dat's all I know...
I only wan' you as you are...
Dat's how I love you.

Contributed by Carlene Bogle