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"Star Light Star Bright" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing the submediant (sixth, La)
to the beginning Orff interval So\Mi.



  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: England – Nursery Rhyme
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCD – variations on line one – So\Mi
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta | ta ti ti | ti ti ta |
    | ti ti ti ti |
  • Pitches: beginners: Mi So La
  • Intervals: beginners: So\Mi, Mi/So, Mi/La
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; running eighth notes, beginning Orff interval So\Mi, introducing the submediant (sixth, La)
  • Key Words: world geography: England; evening prayer, wishing, star, light, bright, night, might, may, tonight
  • Recorder: beginners: second tune in the color codedbeginning recorder songs for upper grades
  • Keyboard: beginners: three finger exercise for right, left, and two hands together

“Star Light, Star Bright”


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


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