Frère Jacques is a French nursery rhyme. The song is about a French monk who has overslept and is called upon to sound the prayer bells. This is a typical kids song and is often sung in rounds. The English name for the song is Brother John.
Frère Jacques lyrics and translation
Frère Jacques, frère Jacques,
Sonnez les matines! Sonnez les matines!
Din, dan, don. Din, dan, don.
Brother John, Brother John,
Are you sleeping?
Morning bells are ringing!
Ding, dang, dong.