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    El mas bonito pie by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. El mas bonito pie (The Prettiest Fool) is a folk dance of Spanish provenience. Not popular in New Mexico and danced mostly by trained dancers who participate in local fiestas or at school dances. May be a commercial recording. Quality: fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 13 of 16 songs on the audiofile.

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    La mesticita by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. La mesticita (from mestizo, or mixed blood) is a folk dance of Mexican provenience. Very popular, particularly in school dances. May be a commercial recording. Quality: good/fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 12 of 16 songs on the audiofile.

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    Las mananitas by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. Originally "Las mananitas" (early Morning Song) was sung to greet the new day. Later it became a birthday song. Performed here as a waltz. Quality: good/fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 15 of 16 songs on the audiofile.

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    Las espuelas by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. Las espuelas (The Spurs) is a Spanish folk dance not as popular as some of the other New Mexico and southern Colorado folk dances. Combines rhythms of the waltz and the polka. May be a commercial recording. Quality: good/fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 8 of 16 songs on the audiofile.

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    Versos de chiquiado by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dance game involving the recitation of poetic strophes by the participants. The game has to do with coaxing a dance partner to leave her chair placed in the middle of the dance floor so the dancing can resume. May be a commercial recording. Quality: fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 5 of 16 songs on the audiofile.

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    La bamba by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. "La bamba" is one of the better known sones jarochos, or Veracruz folk tunes. A fast, vigorous folk dance of Mexican origin, its music shows strong Caribbean influence. May be a commercial recording. Quality: good/fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 16 of 16 songs on the audiofile.

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    Las mananitas by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. Originally "Las mananitas" (early Morning Song) was sung to greet the new day. Later it became a birthday song. Performed here as a waltz. Quality: good/fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 15 of 16 songs on the audiofile.

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    Valse de pano by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. Particular waltz danced with a handkerchief (pano). Recording levels vary. Blank spot in recording. Quality: poor. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 12 of 14 songs on the audiofile.

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    La varsoviana by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. Recording levels vary. Quality: fair/poor. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 13 of 14 songs on the audiofile.

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    Viento, viento by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. "Viento, viento" (Wind, Wind) is a children's school song. The children tell the wind that he is a thief that blows and takes their things away with him. Children ask the wind where it is going in such a hurry and call him a thief with baggy pants. Quality: poor. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 8 of 27 songs on the audiofile.