Here's the Flemish version of Frère Jacques...

Broeder Jacob - Belgian Children's Songs - Belgium - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

Here's a slightly different version of Broeder Jacob that was sent to us by Lyndsey Haezebrouck:

Broeder Jacob
(Dutch)

Broeder Jacob, Broeder Jacob,
Slaapt gij nog? Slaapt gij nog?
Alle klokken luiden, alle klokken luiden,
Bim bam bom, bim bam bom.
(Sound of bells)

Brother Jacob
(English Translation)

Brother* Jacob, Brother Jacob,
Are you still sleeping? Are you still sleeping?
The bells are sounding, the bells are sounding,
Bim bam bom, bim bam bom.
(Sound of bells)

*In the sense of a monk.

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Many thanks to Susan Pomerantz for playing the tune on the piano.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Broeder Jacob

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Tine Deschryver and Johanna Coucke for contributing this song. Thanks to Lyndsey Haezebrouck for contributing and translating the 2nd version of this song.

Photo: Monique

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