Taos, New Mexico. Includes commentary. Quality: Good
Tome, New Mexico. "Los Manueles" is a New Year's custom of friends visiting neighbors and greeting them in song and poetry in the wee hours of the morning. Numerous persons named "Manuel" are mentioned. Includes talk about la gala, or tip, and el reenganche, or recruiting of farm workers. Quality: Good.
Tome, New Mexico. Romantic love song popular in Mexico and the American Southwest at the end of the nineteenth century. It tells of a sailor coming home and being met by his beloved. As the ship gets close to port both the captain and the young man see the girl, and the captain nearly loses control of the ship. Quality: good. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 17 of 21 songs on the audiofile.
Tome, New Mexico. Rare local ballad about the 1884 Rio Grande flood that almost destroyed the town of Tome. Father J.B. Ralliere checks the church to determine if it is in danger of destruction by the turbulent waters of the river. Interference in middle of song. Quality: fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 6 of 28 songs on the audiofile.
Tome, New Mexico. Informant sings a folk song about a man who sees a ghost coming down from Sierra Lucera. The ghost turns out to be a barnyard snake that is out to scare someone. Quality: good. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 15 of 21 songs on the audiofile.