"There is a category of songs sung for children, which I call it a lo'i glu or a lo'i srung. They are normally sung by adults to children for teaching language, for putting them to sleep or for entertainment. I remember adults singing this child-lore, Acho Lala (The Brother Moon) to children in the evening or at night, usually in the moonlight. In this child-lore, adult assumes the role of Acho Lala. There could many similar child songs, which are slowly dying." -Dorji Penjore

The text is Romanized Khengkha.

Acho Lala - Bhutanese Children's Songs - Bhutan - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Dorji Penjore for sharing this song with the translation from his paper Dangphu Dingphu: The Origin of the Bhutanese Folktales (PDF).

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