Pleng Reu Ayutthaya


Apparatus :

1. Reu Moo, Reu Pai Ma, or Reu Sampan (2 boats)

2. Grab Paung

3. Ching
How to play :

Start with Wai Khru for 3 parts :

Part 1 : Wai the Triple Gems (Phra Puddha, Phra Tam, Phra Sonk)

Part 2 : Wai Bida Manda (parents)

Part 3 : Wai Khru Ajarn (instructors)

There are 6 parts of Pleng Reu :

1. Pleng Plob

2. Pleng Phra

3. Pleng Pluk Rak Lak Ha Pa Ni

4. Ching Choo (the female feels jeolous of the male)

5. Ti Mak Tua – Ti Mak Khaw (the male feels jealous of the female)

6. Pleng Jak

Pleng Reu is sung as a conversation between male and female who row a boat. Each side will have a leading singer and the others will be the chorus. The instruments used are Grab and Ching. The dresses are similar to the dancers’ in Ten Gam Ram Kiew but each team will be in the same dress and same style with ornaments.
Occasion / Time :

Pleng Reu Ayutthaya is a folk song played in the area of basins or rivers during Wai Phra ceremony or called “Wai Wat” from the eleventh month to the eighth waning moon, Tod Ga Thin and Pha pa, usually at night.
Value :

The players will have fun and make friends because its purpose is to woo each other while the audience will get amusement and joy.

Pleng Reu Bot Plob :
Male :

Por Leub Chamai Hen Sai Samorn
Yu Nai Glang Sakorn (ha hai) Nam Chiew (cha)
Mai Mi Phu Dai Kao Ma Glai Ma Glam
Jao Loy Yu Tae Lum (ha hai) Phu Diew (cha)
Oh Mae Pumara Nong Jong Pin Na Ma Liew
Ya Wa Phi Giew Loey Oey
(chorus : Ya Wa Phi Giew Loey Oey
Oh Mae Pumara Nong Jong Pin Na Ma Liew
Ya Wa Phi Giew Loey Oey)
Female :

Por Dai Yin Sunthon Kao Ma Won Ma Wing
Pauk Sao Sao Gor Mai Ning (ha hai) Yu Cha (cha)
Un Gan Ja Len Mi Chai Ten Chai Ram
To Tob Gan Deuy Kam (ha hai) Wa Ja (cha)
Tae Por Phi Ma Rong Tua Nong Gor Wa
Mi Hai Sia Wela Won Oey
(chorus : Mi Hai Sia Wela Won Oey
Tae Por Phi Ma Rong Tua Nong Gor Wa
Mi Hai Sia Wela Won Oey)