Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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Information About Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

The writer of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" was English poet Jane Taylor. The poem was first published in 1866 in "Rhymes for the Nursery" a collection of poems by Jane Taylor and her older sister Ann. The melody of this poem has been taken from the symphony "Number 4 in G Minor, K. 55" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart who composed it in 1788 at the age of 32 years.

The proper name for song is "The Little Star".

In Germany this is a Christmas song, the name is "Morgen Kommt der Weinachtsman" which means "Tomorrow Santa Claus Comes".

Author's name Jane Taylor and the song "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" are both listed in "The Books of Knowledge" also known as "The Children's Encyclopedia".

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

Here's a short version or an additional line that makes little sense but is fun

Sprinkle, sprinkle little bar
What I wonder is a cat.

This is a cute version about dad driving the motor car

Twinkle twinkle chocolate bar
Daddy drives a motor car
Push the button
Pull the choke
Off we go in a cloud of smoke twinkle Twinkle twinkle chocolate bar
Daddy drives a motor car.

This version is about being a traveller and looking at the night sky

All us travelers in the dark
Thank you for your tiny spark
We could not see which way to go
If you did not twinkle so
Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are

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
Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are

Religious version

Twinkle, twinkle little star
Jesus tells us, who you are
Up above the world so high
Angel peeping through the sky
Twinkle, twikle little star
Jesus tells us who you are!

This is a longer version adding more descriptions for the night sky

Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are
Shining in the heavens bright
Like a beacon in the night
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
Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are

Here are some additional verses that you can add on

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.

Here's a longer version that tells of the night sky and the traveller who looks upon it

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 nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

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

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

As your bright and tiny spark
Lights the traveler in the dark,
Through I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

A special version for the boys to sing along to:

Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar
My Daddy Drives a Racing Car
He drives fast
He drives slow
Where he goes I do not know
Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar
My Daddy Drives a Racing Car.

Daddy Brought A Motor Car Version

Add this verse after the first verse.

Twinkle twinkle little star daddy brought a motor car
Push the button pull the choke
Off we go in a cloud of smoke
Twinkle twinkle little star
Daddy brought a motor car.

This is the original song where the child desires candy.

Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman,
Ce qui cause mon tournment?
Papa veut que je raisonne,
Comme une grande personne;
Moi, je dis que les bonbons
Valent mieux que la raison.

Translation into English

Ah! Let me tell you, Mother,
What's the cause of my torment?
Papa wants me to reason
Like a grown-up.
Me, I say that candy has
Greater value than reason.

Here's a version about the moon rather than the stars

Softly shining silver moon,
Peeking at me in my room,
When you're in the sky at night,
The world around me glows so brightly,
Softly shining silver moon,
If you go, please come back soon.

Listen to this song's music

21 Comments

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Lagjumen, Bangladesh

20 February 2013 at 1:47pm

i like u nika n nia and star

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Sonia Diana Pricot Lindsy Noel, Malaysia

20 February 2013 at 1:46pm

I like it (i am Angelina Dayana Sonika's sister) I love her.. I also dont like the video.I agree with Angelina.Anyone under stands Imrani? I DO! its malay + indonesian + something i forgot what was it called?/

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Angelina Dayana Sonika, Malaysia

20 February 2013 at 1:43pm

video is creeping me out! :(

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Imrani Marsya, United States

20 February 2013 at 1:42pm

tuk sya leh api ak gitu uka ngan ya.. ak gutu narik tian gue.. tu dak elikan!

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Jayson, Philippines

25 January 2013 at 7:06am

my son loves to sing.., thanks to this site., it helped me a lot..,

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Teagan, Australia

5 November 2012 at 8:54am

I like the words

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Vincent, China

14 April 2012 at 11:25am

A nice song it is. I like it , and it's also very easy to learn.

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Vincent, China

14 April 2012 at 11:25am

A nice song it is. I like it , and it's also very easy.

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Bernard, Philippines

10 March 2012 at 1:47am

wonderful song! my baby likes it so much! :)

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Anishkattel, Nepal

29 October 2011 at 10:33am

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Alannah, United Kingdom

10 October 2011 at 8:03pm

this is very good for my brother

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Tiago, Brazil

4 July 2011 at 12:33am

Hi... I just came across this site and i just loved it... but is the the version that someone is singing?

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Adriean Tshawe, Zimbabwe

10 January 2011 at 10:57pm

I Like It it's not bad for childrens and babys and if you go on youtube a crazy girl is got a dress up and go to the zone game and the song is call everybody dance now thank you for reading okay very funny okay other people dance too okay get rocking okay for the club jesus is not in it okay im on it on here okay bannna dancing in it 1 picture okay

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Me, United States

4 December 2010 at 6:37am

The tune is the same as the alphaet song and baa, baa, black sheep.

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Sam, Philippines

30 June 2010 at 3:35pm

i like baby songs...

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Bob The Builder, Television

22 March 2010 at 4:04pm

i love this song its makes me cry so much i love my mommy forever i remember when she sang it to me she is a lair she said that she wrote it!

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Nicole, Maine

3 March 2010 at 12:25am

Not a bad song, but the video is a bit scary.

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Tina, Rajasthan

18 October 2009 at 8:58am

My brother and family loves this song.

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Ben, London

11 September 2009 at 10:54am

I love the alternatives

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Ana, Miami

29 April 2009 at 6:15pm

This is awesome, I am a new mom and didn't know any baby songs. This site is so helpful, now I can sing to my baby!

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