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The Timeless Charm of ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’: An Enduring Lullaby

Discover the origins and enduring appeal of the beloved children's lullaby 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star'. From its simple yet sweet lyrics

“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” is a classic children’s lullaby that has been beloved for generations. The lyrics were originally written as a poem by English poet Jane Taylor in 1806, and set to the melody of a French nursery rhyme called “Ah! vous dirai-je, maman” (which was also the melody for the popular song “The Alphabet Song”).

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 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,
How could he see where to go,
If you did not twinkle so?

In the dark blue sky you keep,
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.

The lyrics of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” are simple yet sweet, with the melody of the song resembling the twinkling of stars in the night sky. The song’s lyrics go:

The song has been translated into many languages and has become a staple in children’s music worldwide. It is often sung to soothe and comfort young children, and has also been used in various forms of media such as movies, TV shows, and commercials.

“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” remains a beloved and timeless classic that continues to enchant children and adults alike with its gentle melody and whimsical lyrics.

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