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, dating back in 1761
Bellow you can find the lyrics of the most known versions of the ABC song, both in the USA and the UK, but also in other English-speaking countries.
“ABC Song” Lyrics
1. The USA and UK version:
W and X
Y and Zee
Now I know my “ABCs”
Next time won’t you sing with me?
2. Other Englsih
In some English-speaking countries, where the Z is pronounced Zed there are some changes in the lyrics made to fit the rhyme. Here is an example:
Sugar on your bread
Eat it all up
before you are dead.