"Frere Jacques" Translations

French
Frere Jacques, Frere Jacques
Dormez vous? Dormez vous?
Sonnes les matines, sonnez les matines,
Din, din, don. Din, din, don.

English
Are you sleeping, are you sleeping?
Brother John, Brother John,
Morning bells are ringing, morning bells are ringing
Ding Ding Dong, Ding Ding Dong.

Dutch
Vader Jacob, Vader Jacob,
Slaapt gij nog, slaapt gij nog, (or "slaap jij nog, slaap jij nog")
Alle klokken luiden, Alle klokken luiden,
Bim, bam, bom, bim, bam, bom.

German
Bruder Jakob, Bruder Jakob,
Schlafst du noch? Schlafst du noch?
Horst du nicht die Glocken, horst du nicht die Glocken?
Ding dang dong, ding dang dong.

Italian
Fra Martino, campanaro,
Dormi tu? Dormi tu?
Suona le campane, Suona le campane!
Din don dan, din don dan.

Spanish
Martinillo, Martinillo,
¿Donde estas? ¿Donde estas?
Suenan las campanas, Suenan las campanas,
Ding dang dong, ding dang dong.

Swedish
Broder Jakob, broder Jakob,
sover du? Sover du?
Hör du inte klockan? Hör du inte klockan?
Ding ding dong, ding ding dong.


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