A Study of Porn Pirom’s Compositions


  • Uaemporn Raksawong Srinakharinwirot University
  • Manop Wisuttipat Srinakharinwirot University


The purpose of this thesis is to study the biography of Porn Pirom and his songs. The study was conducted by analyzing 6 songs comprising 4 Lookthung songs which are 1) Bua Toom Bua Barn, 2) Narm Tar Lar Srai, 3) Kratom Thong Kwao, 4) Jum Jai Jark and 2 Lae songs which are 1) Dao Look Kai Part 1 and Part 2, 2) Wung Mae Look Aorn Part 1 and Part 2

The result of the study showed that the original name of Porn Pirom was Mr. Boonsom Meesomwong. He had 11 brothers and sisters and he was the eldest. He married Mrs. Rabiab Parknam and had a son named Mr. Rangsun Meesomwong. Mr. Porn Pirom’s great performance of many aspects of music included singing and composing which can be seen from his works. His songs, Bua Toom Bua Barn composed and sung by Porn Pirom himself and Dao Look Kai, were awarded The Gold Record Awards in 1966. He had been ordained in 1981 at Wat Rattanachai (Wat Jin), Ayutthaya province and passed away on 5th December 2010

Before the ordination, he had composed many songs according to the styles following:

Lookthung Composition

1. The forms of Lookthung are sectional and binary

2. The composition of Lookthung is arranged in octameter

3. As for the rhythm, the song has major rhythm and is developed to new version.

Lae Composition

1. The lyrics are composed spontaneously and sung only one time

The composition comprises elegant and beautiful words. For example, Dao Look Kai was arranged in Ratchniklueng genre, having rhyming words at the end of its stanzas (the fourth line of each stanza)

Music is one of inborn gifts accompany humans unawarely. It is both Science and Art which nourishes, pleases our lives, and relieves our tensions both directly and indirectly. It is also a tool for training and instructing our spirits to be happy, calm and relaxed. Music is unavoidably a part of our lives probably because it is also a part of entertainments in our customs, cultures and believes. It is in children lullabies, songs for working, songs for ceremony, songs for the memory of god, and more. Natural sounds like wind blowing, birds singing, water flowing and falling, are able to please us can be counted as a kind of songs as well. These sounds have also inspired humans in creating various types of music such as Jazz, Pop, Classic, Folk, and Country, by using techniques, creativity, principles, understanding, and elaboration.

Porn Pirom was multi-talented as he was a Likei leading actor, a movie narrator, a Chinese play actor, and a very distinguished composer since he composed more than 500 Lookthung and Lae songs, and he had been very famous in the period of 1957 to 1972. In his compositions, he used both very beautiful and elegant words, and external and internal rhymes. He was excellent at using words accurately in his compositions, and also, was praised for being a great singer. He had been awarded The Royal Gold Record Awards for 3 times for “Bua Toom Bua Barn” (1966), “Dao Look Kai” (1966), and “Klab Therd Look Thai” (1971) respectively. He had had a chance working with Kru Boonyang Ketkhong and Kru Jamnian Srithaiphan and attending a Music and Dance Contest of Radio Broadcast of Thailand as per the policy of Prime Minister of Field Marshal Por. Piboonsongkhlarm on behalf of Ketkongdamrongsil Group in the story of “ Golden Ax and Land” and finally he was given a winner award in B.E.2500 (1957).

Porn Pirom was famous and talented in various fields, and also his songs were very distinguished with beautiful lyrics consisted of moral lessons. Although, he was a successful singer and composer, no one has ever studied and collected data, information, and evidence regarding him before. Therefore, it is agreed to study and collect information concerning his personal life and careers with a purpose of being knowledge in the field of Singing Arts in the future.




How to Cite

Raksawong, U., & Wisuttipat, M. (2012). A Study of Porn Pirom’s Compositions. Fine Arts Journal: Srinakharinwirot University, 14(2), 47–52. Retrieved from https://so01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jfofa/article/view/93024