Frere Jacques/Bruder Jakob/Martinello


This traditional French round can be sung in up to four parts and is fairly easy to learn.

In 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.

In German: Bruder Jakob, Bruder Jakob/Schläfst du noch? Schläfst du noch?/ Hörst du nich the Glocke, Hörst du nich the Glocke?/ Ding, dang, dong. Ding, dang, dong.

In Spanish: Martinello, Martinello/¿Dónde estás?¿Dónde estás?/Toca la campana, toca la campana/Din don dan, din don dan.

Note: lyrics vary from country to country, even within a given language. If you know lyrics for other languages, please send them using the “Contact Us” link so they can be posted here.


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