Frère Jacques

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Singing a nursery rhyme is a great way to bond with your little one. Have a go at following the song lyrics to Frère Jacques and watch the video for the music below.

This is a french song about a monk who has overslept and needs to wake up to sound the bell for midnight or very early morning prayers.

Frere Jacques lyrics

Frère Jacques,
Frère Jacques,
Dormez-vous,
Dormez-vous,
Sonnez les matines,
Sonnez les matines,
Ding, dang, dong,
Ding, dang, dong.

Frère Jacques,
Frère Jacques,
Dormez-vous (Frère Jacques),
Dormez-vous (Frère Jacques),
Sonnez les matines (dormez-vous),
Sonnez les matines (dormez-vous),
Ding, dang, dong (sonnez les matines),
Ding, dang, dong (sonnez les matines),
(Ding, dang, dong),
(Ding, dang, dong).

Watch the video