More Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star seems to inspire everyone! Previously I wrote about Mozart’s variations on the tune, and Ernő Dohnányi’s. Now, my friend David Solomon wrote to tell me about a piece of his own called Twinkle, Twinkle Variations performed by Bruce Paine on the guitar. (Scroll to the bottom of the page.)

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5 Responses to “More Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”

  1. Carole Black Says:

    I have a question–do you remember or have access to a lullaby with the chorus “All the stars are in the sky ready to say goodnight. Can’t you see your dolly’s sleepy too? Close your drowsy little eyes; mama will hold you tight while I (she?) sing this lullaby to you.”? I remember the beginning words were nonsensical (such as” Mairzie Doats” because it was from the same time period–the early 40’s.) This is driving me nuts because I remember my mother singing this to me, but I can’t find it anywhere, & sadly she’s gone so I can’t ask her. Can & will you help? Thanks, either way. An oldie but a goodie.

  2. Alex Says:

    I think Twinkle Twinkle is also used by Saint-Saens in parts of the Carnival of the Animals.

  3. CP Scott Says:

    Carole — I was looking for the same song tonight, my mother just taught it to my daughter, and I couldn’t remember the beginning. I found it here:

    It’s not exactly the way I remember my mom singing it, but that was a few years back ;-), and I’m assuming there’s some flexibility in the nonsense words.

  4. CP Scott Says:

    I continued searching, and found this reference on Wikipedia,_Chi-Baba_(My_Bambino_Go_to_Sleep) that adds this information for the song:

    It was written by Mack David, Jerry Livingston, and Al Hoffman and published in 1947. The song was popularized by Perry Como in 1947. The recording was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-2259.

  5. J Hughes Says:

    My mother would sing Chi Baba to my siblings and I when we were young. I then went on to sing it to my children. I finaly found it as a Perry Como song. What is it’s origin and translation. I have the sheet music for it now I would like to give it as a gift to my mama. Thanks for your help. JH

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