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! original poem additional verses: 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, How could he see where to go, If you did not twinkle so? 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. As your bright and tiny spark Lights the traveler in the dark, Though I know not what you are, Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
text: original poem (published 1806) [Poetry Foundation]
recording: Mozart's Twelve Variations (1781-82) on "Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman"
(original French melody, anon. published 1761), played by Ken Barker [YouTube]
recording: "Ah! Vous Dirai-Je Maman" (original French lyrics),
sung by Julie Andrews (1949) to three of Mozart's variations [YouTube]