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A Texas-Mexican Cancionero: Folksongs of the Lower Border
by Américo Paredes
introduction by Manuel Peña
University of Texas Press, 1995
Paper: 978-0-292-76558-0 | eISBN: 978-0-292-76270-1
Library of Congress Classification M1668.4.T49 1995

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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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