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Bruder Jacob
(German Kids Song)

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Bruder Jacob
Brother James
Children's Song
(German)
Children's Song
(English)

Bruder Jakob, Bruder Jakob
Schläfst du noch?
Schläfst du noch?
Hörst du nicht die Glocke
Hörst du nicht die Glocke
Bim bam bum, bim bam bum.

Brother James, Brother James,
Are you still sleeping?
Are you still sleeping?
Don't you hear the bell?
Don't you hear the bell?
Ding, dong, ding! Ding, dong, ding!
 
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In all the German versions I heard of Frere Jacques on YouTube all the bells seem to say "Ding Dang Dong"...

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Notes

Erin Plocica wrote:

While the German version is correct and also translated right, the French and the English Version of it go differently than the translations.

For instance: the English version is as follows...

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

The French Version:

Frère Jacques
Frère Jacques
Dormez-vous?
Dormez-vous?
Sonnez les matines
Sonnez les matines
Din, Din, Don
Din, Din, Don


Thanks for writing Erin!

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for contributing this song, for translating it and creating the midi music.

Vielen Dank!

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