French Children Songs - Frère Jacques (English translation)


Frère Jacques

Frère Jacques, frère Jacques
Dormez-vous ? Dormez-vous ?
Sonnez les matines ! Sonnez les matines !
Din, dan, don; din, dan, don
Submitted by maëlstrom on Mon, 21/03/2011 - 23:22
Last edited by Fary on Tue, 06/03/2018 - 14:25
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English translation

Are you sleeping

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Are you sleeping are you sleeping Brother John? Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing
Morning bells are ringing
!Ding dang dong!
!Ding dang dong!
Submitted by Kristina Pimenova on Wed, 05/04/2017 - 22:47
Author's comments:

This is the first time I've did this so it may not be accuate so please don't make any nasty comments.

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maëlstrom    Thu, 06/04/2017 - 14:50

Hi there,

Sonnez les matines is in the imperative (giving an order).
'Morning bells are ringing' would be les matines sonnent.