A version of Frère Jacques in Arabic…


*Literally "our brother Jacob".


Akhouna Yaqoub,
Akhouna Yaqoub!
Qoum bakir,
Qoum bakir!
Douqa jaras al-madrase
Douqa jaras al-madrase
Ding, Dang, Dung!

kh: as "j" in Spanish or "ch" in German in "Bach"
q: dark "k" pronounced raising the roof of the mouth

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Fatima Baji for translating and transliterating this song!