For years I have been listening to the beautiful Thai National Anthem on Thai TV at 8:00am and 6:00pm. Since I cannot pronounce, or understand, let alone remember the Thai lyrics, I sang la-la-la-la-la etc. to the melody.
Then I decided to find an English set of lyrics I could sing to the melody. Not able to find any on the internet, I next decided to pen (with my word processor) an English set of lyrics that fit to the melody. I tried to keep to the meaning of the Thai lyrics as closely as possible.
Now when the anthem is played on TV, I sing the lyrics along with the tune much to the the delight of my Thai wife, who is an avid patriot.
I would like share my lyrics with you to sing to your tilac. However I recommend that you do NOT sing them in public as it might be disrespectful to some Thais.
Here they are: