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Patcha Noisa-ard
Nopharat Mudsomboon


This research used qualitative research methodology. The objective was to study the social context reflection from lyrics in the Luk thung song of Kru Phaiboon Butkhan, namely the songs’ meaning, the reflection on concrete and abstract cultures, and the literary value. The result showed that 1) the “Kha Namnom” song has the meaning of the mother’s grace remembrance. For the concrete, the lifestyle and motherhood roles were reflected. For the abstract, the value of gratitude was reflected. For the literature, the moral value was shown. 2) the “Chai Sam Bot” song expresses the condolences of the man ordained three times. For the concrete, the practice of avoiding being ordained three times was reflected. For the abstract, the values of being ordained as a monk and the belief in the devil's adventures were reflected. For the literature, the value of critical skills was shown. 3) the “Lok Ni Khue Lakhon” song expressed the metaphorical meaning of human life as a drama that ended in death. For the concrete, the roles and truths of life were reflected. For the abstract, uncertain happiness and suffering were reflected. For the literature, the intellectual value was shown. And 4) the “Bupphesanniwat” song has the meaning of flirting with young women. For the concrete, the merit-making of Thai Buddhists was reflected. For the abstract, the belief about merit-making in past life was reflected. For the literature, the moral value was shown. Most of the lyrics expressed human emotions and feelings in an easy-to-understand language that made the audience imaginative and aesthetically approachable.

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