Los Padillas, New Mexico. Informant recites part of the "Indita de 'Ciquio Lucero," which has to do with a man who dies as a result of piercing one of his legs with an awl as he is making himself a pair of shoes. At least one adivinanza is also included. Tape speed varies. Quality: poor.
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.
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.
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.
Tome, New Mexico. Mr. Cat (Don Gato) is resting in a gold chair. A friend tells him that a female cat is on the roof. Don Gato goes to the roof to take a look and falls down and breaks his ribs. When the doctor comes, Don Gato has died. Quality: good. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 11 of 14 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.