Frère Jacques

Album: Frère Jacques (1780)
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    French Version:
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    Frere Jacques,
    Frere Jacques,

    Dormez vous,
    Dormez vous,

    Sonnez les Matines,
    Sonnez les Matines,

    Din din don,
    Din din don.
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    English Translation:
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    Are you sleeping,
    Are you sleeping,

    Brother John,
    Brother John,

    Morning bells are ringing,
    Morning bells are ringing,

    Ding, ding dong,
    Ding, ding dong. Lyrics from a song in Public Domain

Comments: 3

  • Why Should I Say from What Does It MatterI did not know it was recorded by the beatles
  • Mjn Seifer from Not Listed For Personal Reason, EnglandI can remember someone in a TV show trying to sing this, but they didn't know it was French, so they sung it as £ "Fairy Jacket" or something. It was silly.
  • Zabadak from London, EnglandThis song makes heavy use of the French tactic of pronouncing syllables in song which are not pronounced in speech: "Frere Jacques" becomes "Frere-uh Jacques-uh".
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