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American Ballads and Folk Songs
herds from Southern Texas to Kansas and beyond were Mexicans. I have often asked old trail drivers if the vaqueros had any such songs as the Texas cowboys had. Invariably the answer has been that the vaqueros sang little else but love songs." *
Me abandonastes, mujer, porque soy muy pobre Y la desgrada es ser hombre apasionado. Pues <5que he de hacer, si yo soy el abandonado? Pues, que he de hacer, sera por el amor de Dios.
* Frank Dobie, in "Verses of the Texas Vaqueros" {Publications of the Texas Folk-Lore Society).
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