Let’s Write a Song

Country: Laos
Language: originally in Lao

Genre of original: Morlam

A Laotian mor lam. In its most traditional form a Mor lam is a kind of a bluesy improvised poetry song. Mor lam singers will have a prescribed rhythm but make up a story as the song goes along. The words of these songs often border on the bawdy, though when we improvise a mor lam in music class we do our best to keep things clean.

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Lyrics of All Around This World version:
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Let’s write a song, let’s write a song
Let’s write a song, let’s write a song
Let’s write a song, the words will be poem
Until we start to sing them we won’t even know ’em.

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