Although we do not know who composed the melody to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, we do know who wrote the words. The lyrics to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star were written by the English poet Jane Taylor, and published in 1806. The earliest example of these lyrics combined with the French folk song melody appeared in 1838. Here are Taylor’s lyrics, which were published under the title, The Star. Visit Fluffy and Ivy at www.TwoHappyBears.com.
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, through the night.
Then the traveller in the dark
Thanks you for your tiny spark;
He could not see where 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.