11. ໄທດຳລຳພັນ Tai Dum Lum Pun by Kor Viseth
Despite the upbeat tempo, this song is an incredibly sad one. The title translates into "Tai Dum Blues", and sings of the memories of longing for home. It's sung by Kor Viseth who is also of the Tai Dum ethnic group, and includes a "rap" which is very classic mor lum:
"Thinking about it, the Tais' tears are pouring
When we're so far awar from Son La,
as refugees in some other place
Every Tai Dum still thinks about it every day"
Knowing this is a song I grew up to, listening to it again gives me some childhood happiness. I never paid attention to the lyrics to understand it's meaning, so now that I'm older I can certainly appreciate why it was written.