There are many known versions of the alphabet song in different languages. Each of them follows the same pattern, helping children learn the order and the spelling of the alphabet letters.
Some of the most popular alphabet songs in English are Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, the ABC Song (see bellow) or Apple Pie ABC.
The ABC Song is one of the most popular English alphabet songs in the USA. The song was first published and copyrighted by Charles Bradlee in 1835 named “The ABC- a German air with variations for the flute with an easy accompaniment for the piano forte”
Similar with Baa, Baa, Black Sheep and Twinkle-Twinkle Little Star the ABC song has its origins in the French song “Ah, vous dirai-je, maman” by Louis Le Maire from 1761.
Bellow you can find the lyrics of the most popular versions of the ABC song, both in the USA and the UK, but also in other English-speaking countries.
1. The USA version
W and X
Y and Zee
Now I know my “ABCs”
Next time won’t you sing with me?
2. UK and Canada version
In some English-speaking countries, where the Z is pronounced Zed, some lyrics are changed in order for them to rhyme.
A-B-C-D-E-F-Gbefore you are dead.