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November 12, 2012


"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" is a popular English lullaby. The lyrics are from an early 19th-century English poem, "The Star" by Jane Taylor. The poem, which is in couplet form, was first published in 1806 in Rhymes for the Nursery, a collection of poems by Taylor and her sister Ann. It is sung to the tune of the French melody "Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman", which was published in 1761 and later arranged by Mozart for a famous set of variations.

The English lyrics have five stanzas, although only the first is widely known. The English lyrics were first published as a poem with the title "The Star" by sisters Ann and Jane Taylor (1783–1824) in Rhymes for the Nursery in London in 1806. The poem was written by Jane. It was the theme of the Andante of Haydn's 94 ("Surprise") Symphony first performed in 1792. 

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. (2012, November 6). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:22, November 16, 2012, from