Texas-Mexican Cancionero / Edition 1

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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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Editorial Reviews

Journal of the West
Paredes makes possible a greater understanding of how ordinary people react and reacted to the experience of living on the border, politically, socially, and personally, between two cultures. It is of major importance in the social history of the area.
Journal of Mexican American History
Paredes' book should be read by everyone interested in Mexican American history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292765580
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Series: Music in American Life Series
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,146,158
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Foreword by Manuel Peña
1. La pastora
2. La ciudad de Jauja
3. El borrego gordo
4. El marrano gordo
5. Delgadina
6. Elena
7. Los inditos
8. El general Cortina
9. Los franceses
10. A Zaragoza
11. A Grant
12. Kiansis I; Kiansis II
13. La Pensilvania
14. Rito García
15. Los pronunciados
16. El capitán Hall
17. José Mosqueda
18. Gregorio Cortez
19. Ignacio Treviño
20. Jacinto Treviño
21. Los sediciosos
22. Pablo González
23. Alonso
24. Arnulfo
25. Alejos Sierra
26. Laredo
27. La toma de Ciudad Juárez
28. La toma de Matamoros
29. El Automóvil Gris
30. No decías, Pancho Villa
31. La persecución de Villa
32. Benjamín Argumedo
33. Felipe Angeles
34. Mariano Reséndez
35. Los tequileros
36. Dionisio Maldonado
37. El contrabando de El Paso
38. Manuel Garza de León
39. La canción de Carlos Guillén (El prisionero de San Juan de Ulúa)
40. Las once acaban de dar
41. Las posadas
42. Los aguinaldos
43. Señora Santa Ana
44. Don Pedrito Jaramillo
45. La realidad
46. El huérfano
47. La chiva
48. El charamusquero
49. Trigueña hermosa
50. La negrita
51. La tísica
52. A las tres de la mañana
53. Andándome yo paseando
54. El colúmpico
55. La borrega prieta
56. Malhaya la cocina
57. Dime sí, sí, sí
58. Carta escrita sobre un cajón
59. El crudo
60. Bonita esta tierra
61. Desde México he venido
62. Los mexicanos que hablan inglés
63. From a Border Zarzuela
64. Mucho me gusta mi novia
65. Ya se va la televisión
66. Tex-Mex Serenade
Notes to the Songs
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