The tune to "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" comes from a French song from the early 18th century called, "Ah ! Vous dirai-je Maman". In 1778, Mozart composed 12 variations for the piano based on the tune.
The words to "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" come from a poem by British author Jane Taylor called "The Star" (published in 1806). It's unknown when the poem and the tune came together to form the wonderful song. They can be found together in print as early as 1838.
The tune has been used for many songs around the world. Here are some of them…
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
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