'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star' Chords

Learn to Play This Children's Song on Guitar

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This popular English lullaby is simple to play on guitar - requiring just a simple strum and three chords. If you're looking for advice on strumming the chords below, consider a simple 4-strum per bar approach - using only downstrokes.

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'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' Chords

Chords Used: C (x32010) | F (xx3211) | G (320003)

C                F      C
Twinkle, twinkle little star.
F     C      G        C
How I wonder what you are.
C   F        C        G
Up above the world so high,
C      F       C      G
Like a diamond in the sky.
C                F      C
Twinkle, twinkle little star.
F     C      G        C
How I wonder what you are.

Additional Verses:
When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

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.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

In the dark blue sky you keep,
While you thro' my window peep,
And you never shut your eye,
Till the sun is in the sky,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

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