Gregorio Cortez

DESCRIPTION: Spanish. "In the country of the Carmen... The sheriff mayor died." An investigation points to Gregorio Cortez. When he is found, he pleads self-defense. Authorities pursue him. Eventually he gives up. The singer clearly sympathizes with Cortez
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (recording, Pedro Rocha and Lupe Martinez, according to Cohen)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage police homicide punishment escape
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AmericanFolkSongsARegionalEncyclopedia2, pp. 526-527, "Gregorio Cortez" (1 Spanish text plus a literal English translation)
File: CAFS2526

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