Lyrics for Loy Krathong

I know it seems strange talking about Loy Krathong in April, but I noticed on the statistics that so many people are looking for the lyrics for the song. As we don’t have the lyrics in the blogs, I didn’t really want them to feel disappointed. So, here they are:

November full moon shines
Loy Krathong, loy Krathong
and the water’s high in the river and local klong
Loy Krathong is here and everybody’s full of cheer
We’re together at the klong
Each one with his krathong
As we push away we pray
We can see a better day

The name of the festival can be spelled in different ways – sometimes you see loi, and sometimes you see kratong. The festival usually takes place during the full moon in November (sometimes end of October). This year it is on 16th November. Naturally I will be writing more about this nearer the time.

16 responses to “Lyrics for Loy Krathong

  1. I’m a great fan of Loy Krathong song !!!
    Loy Krathong song was the first Thai song that I’ve heard when I was a little girl and since that day, I was in love with everything related to Thailand.
    Unfortunately, until today I haven’t got the chance to see the Loy Krathong festival which I really looking forward.

  2. Loy Krathong is a lovely festival. I’m glad I managed to celebrate it in Bangkok 2 years back, though I almost fell into the pond in Lumpini Park. Haha… Hope to have the chance to celebrate it again this year.

  3. There is a site that has both Thai and English lyrics for Loy Krathong song, and also a real audio file so you can listen. I think maybe this site has the better direct translate from Thai to English for the song. The site is from Soppong River Inn, in Mae Hong Son province of Thailand. Hope this is useful.

  4. Knut Ångström

    On my site I have a chapter ‘Speak Thai’, where I tell about the Loy Krathong song. Is there anyone who can give me the notes to the music.

    Best regards
    Knut

  5. I’ve learned this song 10years ago (1997), this was part and one of our cheering yells(cheering squad). I really like it that is why i didnt forget this song.It registered in my mind till now (2007)

  6. manzano cherry luz

    lyrics was so good…

  7. Hi
    I created a house version of the Loy-kratong-song :-).

    http://kitehigh.web-log.nl/kitehigh/files/loi_kratong.ogg

    Like it?

    Regards from the Netherlands!

  8. First of all: Your site is great!
    For the english lyrics of the “Loy Krathong” Song, I have some corrections.
    Hope I#m allowed.

    Your Text:
    November full moon shines
    Loy Krathong, loy Krathong
    and the water’s high in the river and local klong
    Loy Krathong is here and everybody’s full of cheer
    We’re together at the klong
    Each one with his krathong
    As we push away we pray
    We can see a better day

    Corrected:
    November full moon shines
    Loy Krathong, loy Krathong
    and the water’s high in local rivers and the klong
    Loy Loy Krathong
    Loy Loy Krathong
    Loy Krathong is here and everybody’s full of cheer
    We’re together at the klong
    Each one with his krathong
    As we push away we pray
    We can see a better day

  9. Oh, I really love this song and Thai culture, you can listen to the Loy Krathong song that I sing and record myself, hihi…. I dont know i can sing exactly Thai or not 😛

    The song can be downloaded at this link: http://www.enatmedia.com/music/loikrathong-enat.mp3

    Chok dee :-)

  10. Anyone can give me the Thai lyrics (romanised of course :}) for Loy Krathong song? TQ

  11. Loi Krathong is my favorite Thai festival. Last couple of years I’ve spent it up in Chiang Mai, highly recommended.

  12. workaholic888

    Loy Krathong is one of my favorite festivals!!!!

  13. please give the full lyrics of loi loi krathong

  14. Thank you for the lyrics. I was elected to teach the children about the festival in English. Wish me luck, or better yet wish the kids luck.

  15. i love the song how can i download it ?!

  16. Do you know..? when you sing this song you must dance too , ko ?? :) hahaha~