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    El mas bonito pie by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. El mas bonito pie (The Prettiest Fool) is a folk dance of Spanish provenience. Not popular in New Mexico and danced mostly by trained dancers who participate in local fiestas or at school dances. May be a commercial recording. Quality: fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 13 of 16 songs on the audiofile.

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    La mesticita by Romero, Alberto

    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.

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    Las mananitas by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. Originally "Las mananitas" (early Morning Song) was sung to greet the new day. Later it became a birthday song. Performed here as a waltz. Quality: good/fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 15 of 16 songs on the audiofile.

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    Las espuelas by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. Las espuelas (The Spurs) is a Spanish folk dance not as popular as some of the other New Mexico and southern Colorado folk dances. Combines rhythms of the waltz and the polka. May be a commercial recording. Quality: good/fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 8 of 16 songs on the audiofile.

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    Versos de chiquiado by Romero, Alberto

    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.

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    La bamba by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. "La bamba" is one of the better known sones jarochos, or Veracruz folk tunes. A fast, vigorous folk dance of Mexican origin, its music shows strong Caribbean influence. May be a commercial recording. Quality: good/fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 16 of 16 songs on the audiofile.

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    Las mananitas by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. Originally "Las mananitas" (early Morning Song) was sung to greet the new day. Later it became a birthday song. Performed here as a waltz. Quality: good/fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 15 of 16 songs on the audiofile.

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    Valse de pano by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. Particular waltz danced with a handkerchief (pano). Recording levels vary. Blank spot in recording. Quality: poor. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 12 of 14 songs on the audiofile.

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    La varsoviana by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. Recording levels vary. Quality: fair/poor. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 13 of 14 songs on the audiofile.

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    Viento, viento by Romero, Alberto

    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.

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    Valse de cadena by Romero, Alberto

    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.

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    La Jesusita by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. Piece of Mexican origin dating from the days of the Mexican Revolution. Cut off. Quality: good. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 3 of 27 songs on the audiofile.

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    La Camila by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. Recording levels vary. Quality: fair/poor. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 4 of 16 songs on the audiofile.

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    Alegrias by Romero, Alberto

    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.

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    El zapatero by Romero, Alberto

    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.

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    Versos de chiquiada by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. Quality: fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 4 of 27 songs on the audiofile.

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    Sobre las olas by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. May be a commercial recording. Quality: fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 14 of 16 songs on the audiofile.

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    El chote by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dance also known as a chotis. Quality: fair/poor. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 14 of 14 songs on the audiofile.

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    Polka by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. May be a commercial recording. Quality: fair/poor. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 3 of 16 songs on the audiofile.

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    Tecolotito by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. "Tecolotito" is another school song. The large owl (el papa) is usually identified with witchcraft. A baby owl, on the other hand, is the subject of children's songs used in school for musical programs, games, etc. See item 35.6. Quality: poor. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 9 of 27 songs on the audiofile.

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    Desde que llegue a esta punto by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. In this late nineteenth-century Mexican-American folk song, the singer-composer is making fun of his efforts to learn English. Quality: poor. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 7 of 27 songs on the audiofile.

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    El cutillo by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dance similar to the quadrille and quite complicated. May be a commercial recording. Quality: good/fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 9 of 16 songs on the audiofile.

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    La rana by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. Agglutinate folk song for children. Quality: poor. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 6 of 27 songs on the audiofile.

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    El chote vaquero by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. "El chote vaquero" (The Cowboy Schottische) is a local adaptation of the European schottische. The term vaquero suggests a local provenience for this fast moving dance. May be a commercial recording. Quality: good. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 1 of 27 songs on the audiofile.

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    Las cuadrillas by Romero, Alberto

    Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dance executed by four couples. Quality: fair/poor. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 1 of 16 songs on the audiofile.