A Texas-Mexican Cancionero: Folksongs of the Lower Border

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University of Texas Press, 1976 - Music - 194 pages
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The folksongs of Texas's Mexican population pulsate with the lives of folk heroes, gringos, smugglers, generals, jailbirds, and beautiful women. In his cancionero, or songbook, Américo Paredes presents sixty-six of these songs in bilingual text—along with their music, notes on tempo and performance, and discography. Manuel Peña's new foreword situates these songs within the main currents of Mexican American music.

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Contents

La pastora
7
La ciudad de Jauja
9
El borrego gordo
11
El marrano gordo
12
Delgadina
14
Elena
16
PART n SONGS OF BORDER CONFLICT
19
Los inditos
46
Felipe Angeles
94
Mariano Reséndez
96
Los tequileros
100
Dionisio Maldonado
102
El contrabando de El Paso
103
Manuel Garza de León
106
La canción de Carlos Guillen El prisionero de San Juan de Ulúa
107
Las once acaban de dar
109

El general Cortina
47
Los franceses
48
A Zaragoza
49
A Grant
52
Kiansis I
53
La Pensilvania
56
Rito García
58
Los pronunciados
60
El capitán Hall
61
José Mosqueda
62
Gregorio Cortez
64
Ignacio Treviño
68
Jacinto Treviño
70
Los sediciosos
71
Pablo González
74
Alonso
75
Arnulfo
77
Alejos Sierra
79
Laredo
80
La toma de Ciudad Juárez
82
La toma de Matamoros
83
El Automóvil Gris
86
No decías Pancho Villa
88
La persecución de Villa
89
Benjamín Argumedo
92
SONGS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS
111
Las posadas
117
Los aguinaldos
118
Señora Santa Ana
119
Don Pedrito Jaramillo
120
La realidad
122
El huérfano
124
La chiva
126
El charamusquero
128
ROMANTIC AND COMIC SONGS
129
Trigueña hermosa
136
La negrita
138
A las tres de la mañana
140
Andándome yo paseando
141
El colúmpico
142
La borrega prieta
144
Malhaya la cocina
145
Dime sí sí sí
147
El crudo
149
Bonita esta tierra
161
Mucho me gusta mi novia
167
Notes to the Songs
173
Glossary
181
Bibliography
187
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A distinguished senior scholar, the late Américo Paredes was the Dickson, Allen, Anderson Centennial Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and English at the University of Texas at Austin. In 1990 he received the Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest honor Mexico bestows on foreigners.

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