Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Jane Taylor (1806)

Der Text der englischen Dichterin Jane Taylor wurde erstmals 1806 in "Rhymes for the Nursery" veröffentlicht. Die Melodie geht zurück auf die französische Melodie "Ah! vous dirais-je, Maman", die 1761 veröffentlicht und später u.a. auch von Mozart bearbeitet wurde. Die Strophen 2 und 3 der heute gebräuchlichen 3 Strophen wurden um 1896 abgewandelt.

Musiknoten zum Lied Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Liedtext

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

When the glorious sun has set,
And the grass with dew is wet,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How we wonder what you are.

When the golden sun doth rise,
Fills with shining light the skies,
Then you fade away from sight,
Shine no more 'till comes the night.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How we wonder what you are.

Karaoke

Das Gedicht von Jane Taylor lautete in der 1806 gedruckten Originalfassung:

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 traveller 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,
'Till the sun is in the sky.

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

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.
How I wonder what you are.