Are You Sleeping?

AdBlock or similar extension is detected on your device. Some videos may not be played.

Please disable blocking extensions so Bussongs.com can provide you 100% experience.

Song Video

Lyrics

Are you sleeping
Are you sleeping
Brother John
Brother John
Morning Bells are ringing
Morning Bells are ringing
Ding Dong Ding
Ding Dong Ding.

Information About Are You Sleeping?

'Are You Sleeping?' is the English translation of the French nursery song Frere Jacues. It is also called 'Brother John' or 'Brother Peter'. It is an old nursery melody that is usually sung in a round.

It's origins are unclear, as it could have been published as early as 1780 or as late as 1869. It could also be older, since it is linked to an Italian song 'Fra Jacopino' that was published in 1615, because it shares the same melody.

There's a possible connection to a 17th century lithotomist Frere Jacques Beaulieu. It also might have been written to mock Dominican monks, known as Jacobin in France.

The song uses a repeating canon, similar to the one used in the 3 Blind Mice song. In fact, the melody has spread so completely in Chinese culture, that it could also be considered a Chinese folk song as well.

This song has been printed from the BusSongs.com website.

  1. BusSongs
  2. Are You Sleeping?

BusSongs

hello@bussongs.com

BusSongs.com has the largest collection of children songs & Cartoons on the Internet - with lyrics, videos,cartoons and music for over 3,500 kids songs and nursery rhymes