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April 04, 2014


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Jane Taylor lived in Lavenham in Suffolk, one of the most beautiful old towns in England. Interestingly the lords of the manor of Lavenham's crest is a star and stars are depicted on many of the buildings, especially the church. One wonders if she was thinking of those stars when she wrote the poem.

I had no idea this poem had so many words.
Thanks for sharing them all with us.

God bless.


Our 19-month old grandson has started singing this song! (It took us a while to figure out it was what he was singing!) It is so sweet to listen to him-reminds me of his mom-this was the first song she sang!

This is my Favorite Nursery Rhyme. I
didn't know it had other verses, but
I've sung it to both my girls when they were just babies.

I bet when Jane Taylor gazed into the
dark skies in the early 1800's, had no idea the stars were so far away.

When I worked in Atlanta in the late
60's, at lunchtime we'd have lots of
interesting discussions. America had
just landed on the moon and our Boss
was wondering how they got thru all
them Stars. My brother-in-law (with
his dry sense of humor) raised his
head and said "that's why they go up
in the daytime, when the Stars ain't
out!" hee hee...Ken

The stars had very dark clouds under them here early this morning and soon a "thunderboomer" lite up the sky!
It has poured buckets and now drizzling!....
I suppose I should have made a wish last night on a twinkling star!
However, we sure need April showers for May flowers!

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star is one of the first sweet tunes that my boys learned to sing in kindergarden! "We learned a new song." and he sang it, I said, "That's not new, we have said it a lot here at home!" Yep, it's new, we SANG it at school and didn't SAY it!" Mom, of course goes duh! and he was right! Go figure, from the mouths of babes!
Every little musical instrument booklet from xylophone to tiny piano has Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in its pages...I doubt that a child can get past first grade without knowing the words, however they might "booger" them up at times...
Thanks Tipper, for this post...still stormy here, I'm off, you know how "skeered" I am of lightning! I always think of my Madison county, NC Granny saying, "You hadn't seen nothing til you see "ball lighting" roll around and bounce on the hill!"

You have a good kid and was taught right. Same tune I use to tune my mandolin. Of course both are tuned the same. When I do my music shows at the library for special need children that is the song I teach the to play on the dulcimer. Can be played on 1 string or 2 strings. A few years back 1 of the kids who suffers from ADDA played it for his mom and she just cried. She later told me that the school told her the her son was un-teachable HA proved them wrong. Do you know who wrote the music? without cheating via internet

I love the song Twinkle Twinkle Little star.
Songs open up our receptive soul and music makes it dance.

- - or is Chitter tuning to the ABC song . . . .?

Ah! It is so great when one learns something new about a childhood favorite. I never realized that there was more; I would have needed a paper script to sing all of it. Thanks for talking about a childhood favorite.

I did not realize there was more to the little song. I remember my mother singing it to me and I sang it to my children.

Tipper, I've heard that all my life but only the first verse. I didn't know it was really had so many verses!

Thanks for posting the history of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." How we loved the rhyme (and song) and how we enjoyed teaching to our children and grandchildren!

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