Lin wrote, "When I was 5th grade, we took English & French language lessons for kids, oh how I and all my classmates loved singing the song Frère Jacques in French and English. But we also have Indonesian version..."
Bapak Jakob, Bapak Jakob
Hari sudah siang, Hari sudah siang
Ding Deng Dong, Ding Deng Dong.
Father Jacob, Father Jacob,
Please wake up, please wake up,
It's morning already, it's morning already,
Ding, dang, dong, ding, dang, dong.
Note: The English version "Father Jacob" above is a literal translation of the Indonesian text. When Lin sang the song in English in school they sang the English version that people sing in countries like the US and England, "Are you Sleeping, Brother John?...".
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Many thanks to Lin Fadelan for contributing and translating this song.
Terima kasih banyak!
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