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Frere Jacques

English translation "Are You Sleeping?"
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In French

Frère Jacques, Frère Jacques
Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous?
Sonnez les matines. Sonnez les matines.
Ding Dang Dong. Ding Dang Dong.

English Version (not a literal translation)

Are you sleeping? Are you sleeping?
Brother John, Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing. Morning bells are ringing.
Ding Dang Dong. Ding Dang Dong.

This song is often sung in the round.