Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Alaben, Cristianos (Let Us, Praise) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Arellano, age 46, is the brother of Esequiel and a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico where the recordings were made. Alabado Category: In Praise of the Virgin Collector's notes: This alabado is sung at vigils, wakes, and in private homes at the coming of dawn. Transcription: Alaben, ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Narciso - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • A la ru (A La Roo) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Adolfo Chavez, 65, is the brother of Adelaido Chavez and a resident of Romeo, Colorado. Transcription: A la rú, la rú, festejemos /al Niño con alegría,/a la rú, la rú, se ha nacido,/hoy del vientre de María,/a la rú, la rú, se ha nacido,/hoy del vientre de María./A la ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • El mejor hombre del mundo (The Best Man in the World) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: Entreating the protection of the Virgin Transcription: El mejor hombre del mundo/en una cruz fue clavado,/primero en Jerusalén,/alabado y ensalzado./Siempre alabando el bendito/del Divino Sacramento,/danos luz y ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Miremos, ojos (Let Us Look, Eyes) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Song from the folk play "Los Pastores." Adolfo Chavez, 65, is the brother of Adelaido Chavez and a resident of Romeo, Colorado. Ms. Espinosa, age 65, is a resident of Antonito, Colorado. Collector's notes: From "Los Pastores" Transcription: Miremos, ojos, vuestros raudales,/que ya llegamos a los portales/que ya llegamos ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal - Espinosa, Rosabel L.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Dios te salve, bella aurora (God Save Thee, Beautiful Dawn) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: In Praise of the Virgin Collector's notes: This alabado is sung at wakes when the dawn comes. Transcription: ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal - Archuleta, Ricardo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Gloriosa Señora (Glorious Lady) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Arellano, age 46, is the brother of Esequiel and a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico where the recordings were made. Alabado Category: Entreating the protection of the Virgin Transcription: Gloriosa Señora, /Madre de mi Dios,/oye los gemidos/de este pecador./Cuando mis pecados,/con fiero rigor,/atormentan, crueles,/mi imaginación./Por aquel día ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Narciso - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • Dios te salve, Dolorosa (God Save Thee, Sorrowful Virgin) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Romero, age 50, was a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Alabado Category: Farewell to the Virgin Collector's notes: This alabado, an invocation as well as a hymn of farewell to the Virgin, is sung at vigils and wakes, usually after the rosary is recited. Transcription: ¡Dios te ...

    • Contributor: Romero, Alfredo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • Por el rastro de la sangre (Along the Trail of Blood) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Sung by José Ignacio Cantú, age 72, of Manassa, Colorado. Alabado Category: The Passion Transcription: Por el rastro de la sangre/que Jesucristo redama/caminó la Virgen pura/en una fresca mañana./De tan de mañana que era/a la hora que caminaba,/las campanas de Belén/solas tocaban al alba./Encuentra a Juan Bautista/y de esta ...

    • Contributor: Cantú, José Ignacio - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-07
  • Pues padeciste (Well You Suffered) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Romero, age 50, was a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Mr. Arellano, age 46, is the brother of Esequiel and a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico where the recordings were made. Alabado Category: The Passion Collector's notes: In this alabado the sufferings of Our Lord during ...

    • Contributor: Romero, Alfredo - Vocal - Arellano, Narciso
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • En la cena del Señor (At the Supper of the Lord) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: Sung During Holy Communion Transcription: En la cena del Señor,/símbolo grande y precioso/de su cuerpo, sangre y amor,/ofreció al Padre amoroso,/por amor al pecador,/¡Ah, qué precio tan ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Al paso ligero (With Quick Stride) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Adolfo Chavez, 65, is the brother of Adelaido Chavez and a resident of Romeo, Colorado. Ms. Espinosa, age 65, is a resident of Antonito, Colorado. Transcription: Al paso ligero/ya vamos rendidos,/el poder del Cielo/en paja nacido,/el poder del Cielo/en paja nacido./Dicen que esta noche/al frío y la escarcha,/nació de ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal - Espinosa, Rosabel L.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Adíos, María (Goodbye, Mary) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Adolfo Chavez, 65, is the brother of Adelaido Chavez and a resident of Romeo, Colorado. Transcription: Adiós María, adiós José,/adiós María, adiós José,/adiós mi manso cordero,/adiós mi manso cordero,/que ya se van los pastores,/que ya se van los pastores,/hasta el año venidero,/hasta el año venidero,/vamos a nuestros ganados,/vamos a ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Valse de Cadena and Entrega de novios (Chain Waltz and Delivery of the Newlyweds) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Melody is a New Mexican adaptation of "Bring Back My Bonny to Me." Mr. Romero, age 50, was a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Mr. Anaya, 39, and his daughter Ernestina, 18, both play by ear. Mr. Anaya learned to play the violin by himself and he in ...

    • Contributor: Romero, Alfredo - Vocal - Anaya, Nieves - Violin - Anaya, Ernestina (Daughter of Nieves) - Garcia, Pedro - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Improvised Coplas w/valse de cadena melody (Improvised Couplets w/chain waltz melody) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Mares, age 42, is a resident of Lobatos, Colorado. He does not know how to read or write, but has the gift of improvising his songs as he sings. He always gets the correct number of syllables to the line as well as the right rhyme. Played by ...

    • Contributor: Mares, Remigio - Vocal - Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Cantemos con dulce acento (Let Us Sing with Sweet Accent) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: In praise of the Lord Collector's notes: This alabado is sung during Holy Communion. Transcription: Cantemos con dulce acento/y cantemos sin cesar,/adorar el estandarte,/que es la guía fraternal./Hoy cantemos todos juntos/y cantemos sin cesar,/adorar el estandarte,/que es la ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Alaben, Cristianos (Let Us Praise, Christians) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: In Praise of the Virgin Collector's notes: This alabado is sung at vigils, wakes, and in private homes at the coming of dawn. Transcription: Alaben, cristianos,/por Dios concebida,/la luz de los cielos,/y un Ave María./Por su dulce fuego,/qué ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Nos dió su cuerpo el Señor (The Lord Gave Us His Body) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Sung by Luis Montoya, age 70, of Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: Sung During Holy Communion Collector's notes: This hymn is sung during Holy Communion. Transcription: Nos dio su cuerpo el Señor/en la cena que tenía,/así lo representó/la divina Eucaristía./Negó San Pedro al Señor,/antes que viniera el día,/contemplando en ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • El santo angel de mi guarda (The Holy Guardian Angel) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Sung by Luis Montoya, age 70, of Cerro, New Mexico. Collector's notes: This alabado may be sung at any wake or vigil, usually after the rosary has been recited. It is also sung at dawn in some private homes. Transcription: El santo ángel de la guarda/nos eche su bendición/y ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Voy para Belén (I Go to Bethlehem) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Adolfo Chavez, 65, is the brother of Adelaido Chavez and a resident of Romeo, Colorado. Transcription: Voy para Belén/con gusto infinito/a llevarle al Niño/este corderito,/a llevarle al Niño/este corderito./Voy para Belén/con gusto infinito/a llevarle al Niño/aquí este gallito,/a llevarle al Niño/aquí este gallito. Transcription: English Translation Transcription: I go ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • A la muerte, pecador (To Death, Sinner) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Sung by Luis Montoya, age 70, of Cerro, New Mexico. Collector's notes: This alabado is usually sung at wakes for the dead. Transcription: A la muerte, pecador,/ya todo se acabará,/a la muerte, pecador,/el Señor te juzgará./La sibila y David dicen/que en aquel día de ira,/la gran máquina del mundo/se ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Por muy dichoso (So Fortunate am I) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Romero, age 50, was a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Transcription: Por muy dichoso me tengo,/Madre, esposa y reina,/de ti esperanza goce/felicidades eternas./Ruega a Dios que me perdone/que nos muestra tu grandeza,/que haberte hecho Madre mía/la causa ha sido mi ofensa./Y pues tan dichoso he sido,/por ti ...

    • Contributor: Romero, Alfredo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • Entrega de novios, Part 3 of 3 (Delivery of the Newlyweds, Part 3 of 3) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Mares, age 42, is a resident of Lobatos, Colorado. Played by Adelaido Chavez, 68, violinist, resident of Antonito, Colorado, and his brother Adolfo Chavez, 65, guitarist and resident of Romeo, Colorado. Transcription: Delante el pie del altar/hincarían los dos,/diciendo los despagues/de testigo hacían a Dios./Escritura les leyeron/a toditos ...

    • Contributor: Mares, Remigio - Vocal - Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Ayudarme, buen Jesús (Help Me, Good Jesus) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: Sung During Holy Communion Transcription: Ayúdame, buen Jesús,/que el Reino necesitado/a buscar el alimento/y Dios, Señor Sacramentado./Ay, Jesús del alma mía,/que mi pecado se alivie,/y imitando su Pasión/y tomando la comida./Ay, Jesús del mis entrañas,/que me dé su ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • De la real Jerusalén (From the Royal Jerusalem) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Song from the folk play "Los Pastores." Adolfo Chavez, 65, is the brother of Adelaido Chavez and a resident of Romeo, Colorado. Transcription: Del la real Jerusalén/sale la estrella brillando, /y a los pastores va guiando/para el portal de Belén./venid zagales cantando/con sus crecidos anhelos,/a ver un recién nacido/y ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Queda en paz (Be at Peace) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Adolfo Chavez, 65, is the brother of Adelaido Chavez and a resident of Romeo, Colorado. Transcription: Queda en paz, Niñito,/duérmete, mi bien,/adiós que ya Gil/te vendrá a ofrecer,/adiós que ya Gil/te vendrá a ofrecer. Transcription: English Translation Transcription: Be at peace, little Child,/go to sleep, my beloved,/goodbye because Gil/will ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04