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    Versos de chiquiado by Duran, Natividad

    A couple is dancing and the man addresses the woman in poetry. His strophe is not too complimentary. Possible verses from a valse chiquiado. Quality: Good/Fair

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    untitled by Benavidez, Alfredo

    Socorro, New Mexico. Informant sings two strophes from the introductory song used in the pageant Las posadas. Quality: Good/Fair

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    Ayudad, almas queridas by Gallegos, Rafael

    Tierra Amarilla. Recited. Quality:Fair

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    Madre de Dolores by Gallegos, Rafael

    Tierra Amarilla. Quality:Fair

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    Alla en la llanura by Benavidez, Alfredo

    Socorro, New Mexico. Fragment. Quality: Good.

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    El borrachito en el velorio by Vialpando, Martha

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. A drunk gets into a home where a wake is being held and, seeing the few candles around the body, begins to sing "Las mananitas," a birthday song. Someone tells the drunk to quiet own, that he is in a wake. The drunk then says that now he understands why there were so few candles for such a large cake. Quality: Good

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    Soy labrador by Benavidez, Alfredo

    Socorro, New Mexico. The opening line of this song ("I'm a farmer") suggests that it is about a farmer. It turns out that the singer is a "Jack of all trades." Recited. Quality: Good

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    Tonadita by Benavidez, Alfredo

    Socorro, New Mexico. Harmonica accompaniment. Quality: Good/Fair

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    El dia de San Juan by L'Esperance, Danny

    Socorro, New Mexico. Traditionally, tragedy strikes on St. John's Day (June 24th). In this ballad a youngman, Juan, warns his girl, Micaela, that he is going to kill his rival, Simon. Micaela goes to the dance with Simon. At midnight a shot is heard and two bodies fall, mortally wounded, on the dance floor. They are the bodies of Micaela and Simon. Quality: Good.

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    Rosita Alvires by L'Esperance, Danny

    Socorro, New Mexico. Going to a dance against her mother's wishes costs Rosita Alvires her life. When the young woman gets on the dance floor, she slights her boyfriend, Hipolito. The young man resents being made a fool of and shoots Rosita three times. "Luckily for Rosita," the ballad says, "although she received three bullet wounds, only one was fatal." Quality: Good

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    Decima para pedir novia by Garcia, Natividad

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. The page of this entry is missing from the Cobos index. Not clear if this decima is meant to be sung. Recited. Quality: Good/Fair.

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    untitled by Garcia, Natividad

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. See item 15.3. Quality: Good/Fair.

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    Indita de Cochiti by Benavidez, Pablo Sr.

    Montoya, New Mexico. Date is uncertain. Quality: Fair.

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    La linda rosa by Martinez, Sofia

    El Guique, New Mexico. Music may have been read from notation. Quality: Good/Fair.

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    El vaquero de Kansas by Martinez, Sofia

    El Guique, New Mexico. See item 17.2. Quality: Good/Fair.

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    La cucaracha by Benavidez, Pablo Sr.

    Montoya, New Mexico. One verse. Date is uncertain. Quality: Fair.

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    La cubanita by Chavez, Emilia

    Los Padillas, New Mexico. Recited. Quality: Good/Fair.

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    untitled by Martinez, Sofia

    El Guique, New Mexico. Quality: Fair.

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    Entriega de novios by Aragon, Delfina

    San Isidro, New Mexico. Thirty-three verses from the "Entriega de novios." Recited. Quality: Good.

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    Indita de Mariano by Trujillo, Benigno or Ezequiel

    Chimayo, New Mexico. Ballad about an encounter between Navajo Indians and Spanish settlers at Laguna del Diablo. Fragment. See note, item 35.4. Quality: good/fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 9 of 14 songs on the audiofile.

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    Recuerdo de un gran presidente by Lucero, Filomeno

    Bernalillo, New Mexico. Ballad about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy composed by informant. Duplicates item 25.18. Quality: Good/Fair. PLEASE NOTE: This should be 10 of 11 songs on audiofile.

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    Naranja dulce by Sanchez, Faustina

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. Quality: Fair. PLEASE NOTE: This should be 8 of 11 songs on audiofile.

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    La muneca by Fernandez, Salvadora

    Paraje, New Mexico. Recited. Quality: good/fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 7 of 21 songs on the audiofile.

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    El burrito by Chavez, Emilia

    Los Padillas, New Mexico. Recited. Quality: fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 7 of 24 songs on the audiofile.

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    Consejos de una vieja by Rosales y Robinson

    Unknown location. No listing in Cobos index. Commercial recording. Quality: poor. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 6 of 12 songs on the audiofile.