The line is from the Habanera from Carmen by Georges Bizet (1838-1875).
The verse in English is:
Love is a rebellious bird
that nobody can tame,
and you can call him though it's in vain,
if it suits him not to come.
The habanera, also called the Cuban contradanza, is a rhythmic 19th century dance with sung lyrics.
A very unusual rendition, involving some clever technical wizardry, is this "duet" between Maria Callas and Angela Gheorghiu: