Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

This is an online fiddle lesson for the tune "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." is your best source for Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic, Gospel, and Country fiddle lessons!

Genre: Old Time, Children
Skill Level: Beginner
Key of A

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Video #1: Here is a video of me performing the fiddle tune "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."


Tablature (1 page, PDF)
Notation (1 page, PDF)

Video #2: Here is the measure-by-measure lesson for "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."

Video #3: Here is "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," with the metronome at 60 bpm.


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MP3 #1: "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," with fiddle and vocals

MP3 #2: "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" (practice tracks only)

"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" is a popular English lullaby. The lyrics are from an early 19th-century English poem, "The Star" by Jane Taylor. The poem, which is in couplet form, was first published in 1806 in Rhymes for the Nursery, a collection of poems by Taylor and her sister Ann. It is sung to the tune of the French melody "Ah! vous dirais-je, Maman", which was published in 1761 and later arranged by Mozart for a famous set of variations.  The English lyrics have six stanzas, although only the first is widely known. (wikipedia)

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

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.

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.
How I wonder what you are.