Frère Jacques Printable Lyrics – PDF

“Frère Jacques” is one of the most famous children’s songs (comptines) and has been established as a sleeping song because of its lyrics. Frère Jacques (Brother Jacob), was probably a real person, a 17th-century monk.

The monk should wake up and sound the bells for the matines (monastic services), but, obviously, he overslept and the song calls him to wake up.

On this page you can find Lyrics, a Printable Lyrics PDF file for free Download and a Karaoke video of the song.


Printable Lyrics PDF

Click on the button to download a PDF file with lyrics to this song for free.


Original Lyrics in French

Frère Jacques, frère Jacques,
Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous?
Sonnez les matines! Sonnez les matines!
Ding, dang, dong. Ding, dang, dong.


Lyrics in English

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Brother John? Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing! Morning bells are ringing!
Ding, dang, dong. Ding, dang, dong.


Karaoke Video with Lyrics

Frère Jacques Karaoke | French Version with Lyrics (paroles)


Click on the button to watch a sing-along video and download an instrumental mp3 of this song for free.


You can click on the button for a printable PDF file with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music with notes and tablature for this song for free.


Click on the button to watch a glockenspiel / xylophone tutorial video and download a free printable PDF file with glockenspiel / xylophone Music Sheet and Note Chart of this song.


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