"A version of Frère Jacques in Lingala, a Congolese language. I'm unsure of the exact translation, but here it is…" - Marguerite


*Brother in religious terms as in a pastor or priest.
**Ngonga means "bell, time, hour, bell ringer".

Note: The Lingala words I found translations for suggest that the translation is close to the normal translation of Frère Jacques.

Please email me if you can provide a more literal translation. Thanks! Mama Lisa

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Marguerite Martel for sharing this song with us!

Botondi mingi!