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“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveler in the dark,
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
‘Till the sun is in the sky.

As your bright and tiny spark,
Lights the traveller in the dark.
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are.
How I wonder what you are.

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“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” is a popular English lullaby. The lyrics are from an early nineteenth-century English poem, “The Star” by Jane Taylor. The poem, which is in couplet form, was first published in 1806 in Rhymes for the Nursery, a collection of poems by Taylor and her sister Ann. It is sung to the tune of the French melody “Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman”, which was published in 1761 and later arranged by Mozart for a famous set of variations.[1] The English lyrics have five stanzas, although only the first is widely known.

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The English lyrics were first published as a poem with the title “The Star” by sisters Ann and Jane Taylor (1783–1824) in Rhymes for the Nursery in London in 1806.[2] The poem was written by Jane.[3]

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5 responses

  1. beautiful paint and nice song

    July 9, 2012 at 6:18 am

    • thank you, paint is Van Gogh “Starry Starry Night”

      July 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      • oic~ no wonder it’s in special style!

        July 10, 2012 at 1:52 am

      • 🙂

        July 10, 2012 at 6:45 am

  2. Pingback: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star | Ugly Bass Face

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