The Loy Krathong song (written karaoke style) according to
my level 8 students:
Wan pen duan sip song nam kor nong tem taling
Raow thung lai chai ying sanook gun jing wan loy krathong.
Loy loy krathong, loy loy kratong
Loy krathong gun leaw kor chern nong keaw oog ma rum wong
Rum wong wan loy krathong, rum wong wan loy krathong
Boon ja song hai raouw sook jai
Boon ja song hai raouw sook jai.
Amazingly, most of my students showed up for class on Saturday.
Towards the end of the day, it was hard for me to focus, let alone encourage my
students to focus. We needed a break. So my students suggested we sing the Loy
Krathong song. As I didn’t know it, they had to teach it to me. First they
wrote in on the board. Then we sang it a few times, and eventually they
translated it for me.
When moved on to a new activity they wouldn’t let me erase
the board without first copying the lyrics so I could “practice”. I better work
on that, they are sure to ask me to sing it for them next week. I’ll have to
find some teachery thing to get out of it. Such as, “I will only sing the song,
if you all pass the level 8 test”, or “only if you only speak English today in
Want the lyrics in English? Check out this video on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NSkriTLhM7A