Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is a children’s song and lullaby from England, U.K.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” is one of the most popular nursery rhymes and lullabies for babies.

On this page you can find Lyrics, a Sing-along Video, and MP3 and MP4 files for download without any charge at all.

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Song Info

“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” is based on the French melody “Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman” and the lyrics are adapted from Jane’s Taylor poem “The Star”.

While the original French version of the rhyme does not directly correspond to “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”, the melodic structure and rhythm are shared among them. In many cultures, the familiar tune of “Ah! Vous dirai-je, maman” has been adapted to fit various lyrics, including the English version commonly sung to teach children the alphabet or to accompany the nursery rhyme “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”

Besides being known as a baby sleep song, its melody is also popular with different lyrics as “Baa, Baa Black Sheep” and as “Alphabet song”. Moreover, Mozart used this theme to compose a piano piece that consists of twelve variations.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Sing-Along Video


Several of the verses are often omitted to shorten the song. A usual structure is 1, 2, 7.

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

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

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

4. 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.

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

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

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

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French lyrics

Ah! vous dirai-je, maman (paroles de chanson françaises)

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

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Song

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star karaoke (Free mp3 download)

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” free mp3 download (instrumental, 2:22 – 4/4 – 94 bpm)

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MP4 Video File | Free Download

To watch the karaoke video of this song offline on your mobile device, click on the following link to download the video file (mp4 format).

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star | Free mp4 Video File Download

Free Twinkle Twinkle Little Star sheet music PDF

Searching for beginner-level sheet music for Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star?

Here’s a free printable PDF, which you can use for teaching, public performance, studying or just for fun!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Sheet Music Download (in C)


Free Twinkle Twinkle Little Star sheet music PDF

Sheet Music for Piano Solo for two hands

Click on the button or on the following image to download a PDF file with piano sheet music for this nursery rhyme with no charge whatsoever. You can also watch a piano tutorial video.

Twinkle Twinkle easy piano sheet music notes chords beginners pdf

Guitar chords, tabs, and Sheet Music for guitar

By clicking on the button or the following image, you can get a printable PDF file with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for this song for free.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Guitar Chords and Tabs.

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