This is an Isan lullaby. [เพลง กล่อม เลูก ลาว อีสาน]

Isan is the northeastern region of Thailand. A Lao speaking population is the majority there. They're referred to academically as Lao Isan or as Thai Lao.

The Lao text is the phonetic version of the song. Each line is repeated twice.


If anyone can provide the song lyrics in the original Lao text, please email me. Thanks! -Mama Lisa



Sung by Dr. Wajuppa Tossa.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Jim Henry for allowing us to use this song from the Lao Language and Culture Resources Center at Northern Illinois University.

ຂອບໃຈ (khàwp ja̖i)