Friday, November 6, 2009

*Twinkle Twinkle Little Star*

Come on, sing with me, "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."

This is a well-known nursery rhyme that every kids will learn to sing. For your information, the joint authors of this rhyme were 2 sisters called Ann Taylor and Jane Taylor and the first publication date was 1806. Wow, it was 203 years ago and yet it is still very popular now. It is often sung to the tune of the French melody "Ah! vous diraj-je, Maman" (Ah! I shall tell you, Mum). Mozart wrote the twelve variations on "Ah! vous diraj-je, Maman".

Actually, do you know that the part that we've learned is just a small part of the original poem. Let's see the full version:

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.

A beautiful rhymes for kids. Don't you think so?

1 comment:

  1. wow..i don know such thing until u posted this..nice sharing XD