Bernalillo, New Mexico. Informant sings a traditional version of the Entriega de novios, a wedding song concerning the laws of matrimony, with suggestions as to how a married couple should lead a happy Christian life as husband and wife. Duplicates item 33.9. Quality: good/fair.
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. Originally the valse de cadena was so-called because the dancers formed a cadena or chain as they danced around the dance floor. Of all the valses, this is one of the most interesting to perform and to watch Recording cut off. Quality: fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 6 of 16 songs on the audiofile.
Albuquerque, New Mexico. Alegrias (Joys) is a Spanish folk dance that has not taken root among the Spanish-speaking people of New Mexico. Recordings of this and some other folk dances are usually played for the music they contain. May be a commercial recording. Recording levels vary. Quality: fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 10 of 16 songs on the audiofile.
Albuquerque, New Mexico. In this folk song, el zapatero (the cobbler) and el camisero (the haberdasher) figure as objects of children's mock anger at not getting their tailor-made apparel as ordered. Quality: poor. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 10 of 27 songs on the audiofile.
Rainsville, New Mexico. A decima is a ten-line poem. New Mexican decimas are made up of a set of four ten-line poems, or individual decimas, preceded by a four-line strophe called the planta where the theme of the composition is "planted," or stated. "El borreguero tells about the hardships of being a shepherd. Recited in part. Quality: good/fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 4 of 21 songs on the audiofile.