Socorro, New Mexico. Like Juan Charrasqueado, Gabino Barreras has illegitimate children throughout the countryside. One night, as he comes out of his girlfriend's home shouting "Viva Zapata!," a great number of his enemies gang up on him and shoot him down. 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. 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.
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.
Socorro, New Mexico. A braggart, Juan Charrasqueado, goes wild in the countryside, "plucking" all the tender "flowers" that he chances to encounter. One Sunday afternoon, in a bar, relatives and friends of his latest victim catch up to the malefactor and kill him. Quality: Good