By Américo Paredes,Manuel Peña
The folksongs of Texas's Mexican inhabitants pulsate with the lives of people heroes, gringos, smugglers, generals, jailbirds, and gorgeous ladies. In his cancionero, or songbook, Américo Paredes offers sixty-six of those songs in bilingual text—along with their tune, notes on pace and function, and discography. Manuel Peña's new foreword situates those songs in the major currents of Mexican American music.
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