Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
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Vocalist is Amy Robbins-Wilson.


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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 spark
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,
‘til 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.

Learn the Melody

This video introduces the melody to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.  Scoll down for lyrics and background.  Also, there's a link to a karaoke version under the video.

Lyrics begin at 34 seconds if you want to skip ahead.

Karaoke Version

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Twinkle Twinkle was first published as a poem in 1805 with the authors listed as Ann and Jane Taylor and Jane, being a nature lover, was most likely the primary writer.  Writing was her passion and she created a number of unpublished works as well as a published novel titled "Display", an essay collection, and a letter collection.  She died too young at the age of 40 from cancer.

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