Twinkle Twinkle Little Star lyrics, song, youtube video


Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is a bed time poem for kids otherwise called lullaby. Infants and toddlers love listening to calm, soothing and serene voices and such voices are capable of luring them to sleep. Poems calms infants down and help them sleep well especially at night. Its a great pleasure when parents rock them to sleep with a couple of poems.

Twinkle twinkle little star

History of twinkle twinkle little star

Twinkle twinkle little star is a famous English poem which is also a lullaby. The lyrics of the lovely poem are from an ancient 19th-century English poem by Jane Taylor, “The Star”. The poem was first published in 1806 in Rhymes for the Nursery.

It is a collection of poems by Jane and her sister Ann. The English lyrics have five stanzas, though only the first stanza is popularly known. The poem is usually performed in the key of C Major.

Twinkle twinkle little star lyrics

Many lyrics have been found for the little star poem. But here is the original traditional version written by Jane Taylor:

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 sparks;
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 traveler in the dark,
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

Version 2

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!

When the blazing sun is gone,
When there’s nothing he shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, through the night.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

In the dark blue sky so deep
Through my curtains often peep
For you never close your eyes
Til the morning sun does rise
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are

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

Parodies of twinkle twinkle little star

Changes have been made in the poem such as Mildred J. Hill’s Song Stories for the Kindergarten in 1896. Below are new parodic lyrics coined from twinkle twinkle little star:

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

When the glorious sun has set,
And the grass with dew is wet,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

When the golden sun doth rise,
Fills with shining light the skies,
Then you fade away from sight,
Shine no more ’till comes the night.

The song is a famous target for parodies because of its flexible structure. “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat” replaced “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”┬áin the mad tea-party. The Hatter was the reciter of this new parody, in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865). It reads thus:

Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!
How I wonder what you’re at!
Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea tray in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle.

A memorable short parody version is the 2015 animated film Hotel Transylvania 2, with Dracula singing parodic lyrics to his daughter and grandson about pains and zombies.

Twinkle twinkle little star youtube Video

“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”

  • Title: Twinkle twinkle little star
  • Poet: Jane Taylor
  • Written in: England
  • Published: 1806
  • Form: Nursery rhyme
  • Lyricist: Ann Taylor
  • Language: English
  • Poet’s region: England
  • Mood: Romantic
  • Subjects: Nature, stars

Sing a bed time song to your young ones and make them happy.

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