Sing Books with Emily, the Blog

Many Songs, One Twinkly Tune

Posted on: December 17, 2009

Did you know that you know that…

  • ABC
  • Baa, Baa Black Sheep
  • Twinkle Star

… all use the same tune?  It’s true!

And there are a lot more, too…

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LINKS TO POSTS ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL SONGS
All the songs below use the same tune we most commonly know as TWINKLE LITTLE STAR

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ABC letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE
ABCs, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/abcs-an-illustrated-song/

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ah vous dirai-je maman lyrics & chords ELEG 4 SBWE
Ah vous dirai-je Maman, an Illustrated Song Sheet by ELEG for SBWE for the Cute French Nursery Song, from which Came the Tune for Twinkle Little Star
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/ah-vous-dirais-je-maman-an-illustrated-song-sheet-by-eleg-for-sbwe-for-the-cute-french-nursery-song-from-which-came-the-tune-for-twinkle-little-star/

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baa baa blacksheep eleg sbwe 1 page
Baa Baa Blacksheep, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/baa-baa-blacksheep-an-illustrated-song/

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Oh Mother Dear Please Listen Up by ELEG for SBWE
Oh Mother Dear Please Listen Up, a Singable English Translation/Adaptation of French Nursery Song, Illustrated Song Sheet avec Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/ah-vous-dirais-je-maman-a-singable-translation-and-song-sheet-with-guitar-chords-by-eleg-for-sbwe/

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scintillate scintillate globule vivific by ELEG for SBWE
Scintillate Globule Vivific, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/scintillate-scintillate-globule-vivific-an-illustrated-song-sheet/

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TWINKLE LITTLE BAT (L. Carroll) song card w chords 4 sbwe
TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE BAT, an Illustrated Song

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/twinkle-twinkle-little-bat-a-singable-poem-with-pictures-and-a-play-on-a-classic/

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twinkle little shrew sheet w chords by ELEG for SBWE
TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE SHREW, an Illustrated Song Sheet with Guitar Chords
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/11/22/twinkle-little-shrew-a-little-song-and-sheet-with-guitar-chords/

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twinkle little star sheet w chords by ELEG for SBWE
TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/twinkle-little-star-the-song-the-list/

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ZYX letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE
ZYXs, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/zyxs-an-illustrated-song/

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SONG TITLES LINKED TO POSTS

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Context of Twinkly Tunes in a Nutshell

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5 Songs, 1 Tune: a Set of Illustrated Songs
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/sbwe-singable-picture-book-set-5-songs-1-tune/

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Addendum, 6/14/2015

The set of songs that use the same tune (ABC, Twinkle Star, Baa Blacksheep, and the others) which originated from the French Nursery Rhyme AH VOUS DIRAI-JE MAMAN has proven to be very useful for many different things.

So that I and use the songs interchangeably, altering the order of the songs for different purposes with different groups, I made a binder.  Just re-order the sheet protected pages in the binder and you can use the set to sing for emergent readers, to talk about the history of children’s song, to demonstrate how folk music is adapted over time, to use for the Girl Scout Junior’s Musician badge, to talk about poetry, play the guitar, or even just practice American Sign Language.

If you would like to assemble a similar binder, just visit the MANY SONGS, ONE TWINKLY TUNE page to print out song sheet for each of the songs listed.  Put each page in a quality sheet protector (the flimsy ones fall apart after just a few uses). Then put all the sheet protected pages into a 3 ring binder that has a “window” in the front for slipping in a sheet of paper as a cover.

I made this to print as the cover:

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one twinkly tune many songs cover only
ONE TWINKLY TUNE, MANY SONGS COLLECTION FOR SING BOOKS WITH EMILY BINDER COVER
To view or print this page, click here:
one twinkly tune many songs cover & edge

The second page is the binder edge which you can cut out and slip in the long thin side window of the 3 ring binder.  I cut out the think slip and then use the rest of the sheet for scratch paper.  I hate to waste almost a full sheet of paper!

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To help keep track of what was written and when, I assembled this brief history which you can put in the binder with the other sheets:
one twinkly tune many songs brief history
ONE TWINKLY TUNE, MANY SONGS COLLECTION FOR SING BOOKS WITH EMILY BRIEF HISTORY
To view or print this page, click here:
one twinkly tune many songs brief history

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Related Posts

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USEFUL TUNES IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/useful-tunes-in-the-public-domain/

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SONG/BOOK SETS

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/songbook-sets/

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TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/twinkle-little-star-the-song-the-list/

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TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE BAT

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/twinkle-twinkle-little-bat-a-singable-poem-with-pictures-and-a-play-on-a-classic/

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/alices-adventures-in-wonderland-and-through-the-looking-glass-singable/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY VIDEO SERIES

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/video-series/

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SINGABLE PLACEMATS

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/singable-placemats/

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ANIMAL ALPHABET, AN ILLUSTRATED MUSIC VIDEO BY KEY WILDE & MR. CLARK
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/illustratedvideoswildeclark/

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GISELLE POTTER
The Singable Picture Books of Giselle Potter
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/giselle-potter-spbs/

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Using TWINKLE LITTLE STAR to Earn Girl Scout Performer Badge
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/using-twinkle-little-star-to-earn-girl-scout-performer-badge/

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GIRL SCOUT SONGBOOK WITH MRS. G AND FRIENDS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/girl-scout-songbook-w-mrs-g-friends/

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SING-ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
This is the place to find Print Materials Created by Emily
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

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A Book Cover for MANY SONGS, ONE TWINKLY TUNE

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