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Bendito, bendito sea Dios, 1969

Albuquerque, New Mexico. A priest asks for a volunteer to sing "Bendito, bendito sea Dios" (Holy, Holy God). An Anglo starts the hymn, "Banditos, banditos sea Dios" (Bandits,…

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Domingo Siete, 1970

Socorro, New Mexico. A hunchback completes the lyrics of a song being sung by some witches and is made rich overnight. An envious friend goes to the woods, meets the witches and sticks his foot in…

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Los dos hermanos envidiosos, 1971

Vallecitos, New Mexico. Two brothers are envious of their younger brother, thus, when the opportunity presents itself, they murder him in the forest and bury his body. Although they return home and…

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El borrachito en el velorio, 1970

Albuquerque, New Mexico. A drunk gets into a home where a wake is being held and, seeing the few candles around the body, begins to sing "Las mananitas," a birthday song. Someone tells…

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El tartamudo, 1973

Belen, New Mexico. Untranscribable and untranslatable humorous account of a stuttering simpleton who comes to warn his father that thieves are stealing the hog. The only way he can get his message…

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Los tres hijos, 1973

Albuquerque, New Mexico. Three sons leave home. All meet the same old man who asks them (individually) to get him the topmost flower on a tree. Two older brothers get a flower, but not what the…

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El cura y la gallina, 1970

San Jose, New Mexico. A woman cook forgets to ask the priest how he wants his chicken prepared and sends a girl to church where the priest is saying mass. She asks him in a Gregorian chant how he…

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Sonando mi guitarrita, 1971

Los Angeles, California. Conclusion of item 23.8. The last horse caught is el caballo de siete colores (the seven-colored horse). The next day the man is rewarded by the king. Quality: Good/Fair.

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Sonando mi guitarrita, 1971

Los Angeles, California. A king has a garden that is entered nightly by horses. Three brothers are selected to guard the garden. The oldest and the brother next to him in age fall asleep and are…

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El cura y el pollo, 1970

Albuquerque, New Mexico. A priest forgets to tell the cook how he wants his chicken prepared. The cook enters the church while the priest is celebrating mass. In the choir, the cook chants to the…

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La princesa con dos pretendientes, 1971

Belen, New Mexico. Against the king's wish, a princess continues to love a commoner. In the meantime, the queen also courts the commoner with a love song. Song is in the context of the story.…

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