Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Songsheet
Piano Sheet Music
This 19th century English lullaby, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, was first published in 1806 and is still sung by parents and children all over the world to the present day. It was written by English poet, Jane Taylor and it was originally titled, The Star. She wrote it and published it in a collection of poems and nursery rhymes that she compiled with her sister, Ann. The collection was called Rhymes for the Nursery.
The poem was put with a tune that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had arranged and has been sung to that ever since. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star shares its tune with lots of other poems and lyrics, but it is arguably the most famous one. A variation of Baa, Baa, Black Sheep is played to the same tune and the very well-known tune of the Alphabet Song. Mozart’s arrangement was originally called Ah vous dirai-je, Maman which was about a child telling its mother that its father is making him reason like a grown-up for some sweets.
Taylor’s Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star poem was written to help children develop their imagination and the song is used for educational use. It helps children with their descriptive analogies and allows their imaginative association to run freely. Taylor wrote many hymns and poems for children and infants to help them with their development and learning stages.
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