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Script error: No such module "AfC submission catcheck". Suriram is a lullaby song that belongs to a group of folk songs handed down from generation to generation by the inhabitants of the Malay archipelago. It is estimated to have been created in the 1400s to tell how the mother hoped when she saw her child grow up. This song is one of the most lullaby songs popular among the Malay community.

The community is well-known as a nation that is rich in tradition and culture. Besides pantun, seloka and syair, Malays also good at expressing love to their children in the form of songs. Songs are created in the form of poetry and sung with the purpose to put the child to sleep. This song is created and sung spontaneously according to the emotions and imagination of the mother or father. Therefore, the words are selected and arranged so that it becomes a beautiful and interesting poem and contains moral values or words that are appropriate for the baby.

This poem will be sung in a melodious style, tone, and rhythm. A short and concise poem will make the lullaby song beautiful, melodious, and pleasant to hear not only in terms of rhythm but also poetic. Riau Malay version of Soleram— is related to Suriram. The lyrics vary depending on the sources.[1]


Malay lyrics[2]:

Suriram, suriram ram ram
Suriram manisku
Aduhai anakku sayang
Suriram jantung hatiku

Tinggilah tinggi si matahari
Suriram, anaklah kerbau mati tertambat
Suriram, sudahlah lama ibu mencari, sayang
Baru sekarang ibu mendapat

Suriram, suriram ram ram
Suriram manisku
Aduhai anakku sayang
Suriram jantung hatiku

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  • Music of Malaysia
  • Music of Indonesia
  • Pantun

External links[edit]


  1. Agustina Suminar (22 August 2016). "4 Lagu Daerah yang Terkenal sampai Mancanegara". GoodNews From Indonesia. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  2. Fakir, Serunai (October 31, 2013). Dewangga Sakti. PTS One Sdn. Bhd. ISBN 9789833653898 – via Google Books. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png

Category:Malay culture Category:Malaysian culture Category:Indonesian folk songs Category:Indonesian culture

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