nursery rhyme songs
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Asked by: divinity-ga
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29 Mar 2003 10:04 PST
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Question ID: 182863
what is the name, correct spelling, lyrics and origin of a rhyming song that sounds like "frara jocka"
Re: nursery rhyme songs
Answered By: websearcher-ga on 29 Mar 2003 10:22 PST
Hi divinity: The song that you are looking for is "Frere Jacques". This is an old French folk song that translates to "Brother John" in English. The lyrics for this song, in six different languages, can be found at: "Frere Jacques" Translations URL: http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-5353.html As for the origins of this song, there is not much information. What I was able to find is: Prairie Lullaby URL: http://www.highlandpublishing.com/Highland_Records_%C4/Albums%20%C4/Highland_Records_203.html Quote: "Fuld's book tell us that Frère Jacques first appeared with words and music in 1869 in Paris, and that the melody alone was first printed in 1811. Mon Dieu!" The Wordwizard Clubhouse - "Frere Jacques" URL: http://www.wordwizard.com/clubhouse/founddiscuss.asp?Num=3575 Quote: "All I was able to find out about Frere Jacques is that it is listed as a traditional French folk song/canon with the melody first appearing in print in 1811 in a publication called La Cle du Caveau a l'usage de tous les Chansonniers francais. The first known printing of the words and music together is in Recueil de Rondes avec jeu et de Petites Chansons (1860). One writer tried to trace this song to Fescobaldi's Fra Jacopino in 1637, without success." I hope this information helps with your research. If you need any clarification of the information I have provided, please ask using the clarification feature and provide me with additional details as to what you are looking for. As well, please allow me to provide you with clarification(s) *before* you rate this answer. Thank you. websearcher-ga Search Strategy (on Google): "Frere Jacques" "Frere Jacques" origin "Frere Jacques" 1811
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Re: nursery rhyme songs
From: porkyy-ga on 12 Jul 2004 09:59 PDT
I once heard that this song originated in the middle ages in Europe. In the times when there were no clocks, monasteries keft the time and rang the bells each round hour. This song is about one of the "brothers" in the monastery that failed either to wake up or either to ring the bells, signaling that the morning has come. Did anyone hear of another origin?
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