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"Freres Jacues" Lyrics, Text Format
"Freres Jacues" Lyrics, Text Format

Traditional round/canon in 32 languages!



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Traditional French Melody
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta ta | ta ta ta/a |
    | ti ti ti ti ta ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: Mi\Do, So\Mi, Do/So, Do\So, So/Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; 2,3,4 part round/canon, singing in parts
  • Key Words: singing in parts, singing a round, singing a canon, geography, world languages

Partner song: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”

“Freres Jacues”


Freres Jacques, Freres Jacques,
Dormez vous? Dormez Vous?
Sonnez les matines Sonnez les matines,
Din dan don, Din dan don.


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

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"Freres Jacues" Music Format
"Freres Jacues" Music Format
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