Tome, New Mexico. Seventeenth-century ballad about a young man on the beach. His wife has died and appears as a ghost. The ghost tells the young man not to fret, to resign himself to fate. In the end, the young man is told to remarry and not to continue to be sad and forlorn. Quality: good/fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 11 of 28 songs on the audiofile.
The Rubén Cobos Collection of Spanish New Mexican Folklore is a sound archive containing over 2000 pieces, including ballads, poems, prayers, nursery rhymes, riddles, proverbs, stories, personal narratives, songs, instrumental music, and descriptions of social customs, ritual practices, and children's games. The recordings were made between 1944 and 1974 in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.
Researchers may find it useful to use the published catalog of the music collection, "Music in the Rubén Cobos Collection of Spanish New Mexican Folklore", edited by Victoria Lindsay Levine and Amanda Chace, available in the Colorado College library and several other U.S. libraries.
In 2005, Colorado College received a grant from the Colorado Digitization Project to digitize the music in the Cobos Collection.