Mu yu phu baw mee mu.
Mu loang phu pai ha mu.
Mu pen mu num nu dai bo?
Mu pen mu num nu dai yu!
Pig on a hill hasn’t any friends.
Strolling down the hill to find a friend.
Can a pig be a friend with a mouse?
Yes, a pig can be friends with a mouse!
Since there were no Lao nursery rhymes that I could recall or have heard of, I made one up myself. Of course, the rhyme and rhythm gets lost in the translation. I encourage you to read it in Lao. It’s much more fun! The idea behind this story is that anyone can be friends, it just takes a bit of effort to find a friend.