The Star AKA Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Here are the original words to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, originally titled The Star.
These words are recorded here exactly as they were written. Credit: The Snow-Drop Nursery Rhymes, New Haven, Published by S. Babcock 1841. Star image copyright: Moe Park, 2020.
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 traveler 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 trav’ler in the dark,
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star