Albuquerque, New Mexico. A young man about to be executed by the soldiers of Pancho Villa is granted a last wish, to be executed while mounted on his pet horse. As the squad fires, the horse leaps over the wall and saves the young man, but soon after, the horse dies from three bullet wounds meant for its master. Probally a commerical recording. Quality: Good.
Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ricardo Campos, a Mexican-American soldier, dies in Vietnam. The body is brought to San Francisco and lies in state for weeks. When no one claims any relationship to the soldier, his body is finally buried. Probably a commerical recording. Quality: Good.
Albuquerque, New Mexico. Felipe gets into a fight, and when his father interferes, tells him to get out of his way or he'll cut him down. The father curses the disrespectful son and dies -- slowly, with time to make his last wishes known. Quality: good. PLEASE NOTE: this should be the SEVENTH song on the audiofile.
Chimayo, New Mexico. Fifteen Mexican cowboys are taking some five hundred head of cattle to Kansas. Ballad tells of the hardships endured by the men as they cross the plains and the Rio Grande. In Kansas one of the young cowboys is gored to death by a bull. See note, item 35.4. Quality: poor. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 10 of 14 songs on the audiofile.