Tome, New Mexico. Unaccompanied version of the ballad about the Rio Grande flood at Tome, New Mexico. Commentary provides information about the composer, Manuel ("Lito") Vigil. According to the informant, Vigil lived in St. Louis and was one of hte first persons in and around Tome who spoke fluent English. Quality: good. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 2 of 14 songs on the audiofile.
Tome, New Mexico. Humorous ballad about a shepherd whose three hundred sheep get mixed up with another shepherd's flock. The shepherd helps Cleofas sort out and drive home the lost sheep. Informant gives background for this ballad. Includes commentary. Quality: good. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 3 of 14 songs on the audiofile.
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.