Albuquerque, New Mexico. Three sons leave home. All meet the same old man who asks them (individually) to get him the topmost flower on a tree. Two older brothers get a flower, but not what the man wanted. The youngest brother gets the topmost flower and is rewarded. The two older brother kill and bury him. They put a twig on his tomb. The twig blooms and sings, and eventually the brothers' crime is discovered. Quality:Fair
Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mexican song of the early 1930s about a man whose wife has left him. The man is in a bar and he complains that liquor cannot kill the sorrow and grief that is in his heart, but that grief will eventually kill him. Cut off. Quality: Fair/Poor. PLEASE NOTE: This should be 9 of 19 songs on audiofile.
Albuquerque, New Mexico. Argentine tango originally called "Noche de Reyes." This is a song about a man who kills his adulterous wife when he discovers she is having an affair with a mutual friend. The song is a tear-jerker of the late 1920's, but not at all typical of New Mexican popular songs. Quality: Fair. PLEASE NOTE: This should be 7 of 19 songs on audiofile.