Socorro, New Mexico. A hunchback completes the lyrics of a song being sung by some witches and is made rich overnight. An envious friend goes to the woods, meets the witches and sticks his foot in it, gets a beating, and acquires the hump that the witches had taken away from the old hunchback. Recited. Quality: Good
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
Socorro, New Mexico. One Sunday before dawn a young man, Felipe, and a rival are fighting. Felipe's father comes upon the scene and tells his son to stop fighting. The young man disobeys his father and a few seconds later falls mortally wounded. Before he dies, Felipe begs his father to bury him out on the prairie. Quality: Good.