Sam and Dorothy singing "Frere Jacques" in French and English

Frère Jacques is a Nursery Rhyme from Pop Go The Wiggles!. The tune is very similar to Where Is Thumbkin. It was later re-recorded as Wash Your Hands for UNICEF in 2008.


Frère Jacques, Frère Jacques,
Dormez vous? Dormez vous?
Sonnes les matines, sonnez les matines,
Ding, dang, dong. Ding, dang, dong.

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Brother John? Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing, morning bells are ringing
Ding, dong, ding. Ding, dong, ding.

Song Credits

Pop Go The Wiggles!

Trad. Arr. Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Sam Moran, Carolyn Ferrie (Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd)


Trad. Arr. Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Alex Keller, Emma Watkins (Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd)


  • The Wiggles sing this song in different ways whether they're on the phone or Anthony plays the Maton acoustic guitar.
  • In other versions such as Raffi's version, it's "Ding, ding, dong", or "Ding, dang, dong" etc., but in this version such as The Wiggles version, it's "Ding, dong, ding".
  • Dominic Lindsay's name is listed credited in other versions of the song credits such as the US version, although he didn't arrange the song.
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