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..."


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?...".


Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Bapak Jakob

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Lin Fadelan for contributing and translating this song.

Terima kasih banyak!

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