nursery rhyme lyrics & origins

Nursery Rhymes Lyrics and Origins

Starlight Star Bright Rhyme

Nursery Rhyme & History


Nursery rhyme of "Starlight star bright" with American history
The lyrics to the "Starlight star bright" rhyme are believed to be of late 19th century American origin and the words allude to the fantasy that you can wish upon a star. This "Starlight star bright" poem has no doubt been used on many occasions to quieten a child or children ready for bedtime as they look out of the window waiting to see "Starlight star bright" - the very first starlight!


Starlight star bright poem

Star Light Star bright,
The first star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.

Starlight star bright poem


Note: A Rhymes lyrics and the perceived origins of some Nursery Rhymes vary according to location


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