A Texas-Mexican cancionero: folksongs of the lower border

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University of Illinois Press, 1976 - Music - 194 pages
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Synopsis: 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, Americo Paredes presents sixty-six of these songs in bilingual text-along with their music, notes on tempo and performance, and discography. Manuel Pena's new foreword situates these songs within the main currents of Mexican American music.

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Americo Paredes (1915-1999) is the author of numerous works, including With a Pistol in His Hand: A Border Ballad and Its Hero (University of Texas Press, 1970), the novel George Washington Gomez (Arte Publico Press, 1990), and a collection of poetry, Between Two Worlds (Arte Publico Press, 1990).

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