Corrido de la Quemazon de Bisbee, El

DESCRIPTION: Spanish, but the original perhaps lost. In 1907, half the town of Bisbee catches fire. Most residents of the segregated town flee madly. The water fails, so there is no way to control the blaze. The singer sings the song over a glass of beer
AUTHOR: Francisco Chavez
EARLIEST DATE: 1966 (Miller, Arizona, the Grand Canyon State, according to Cohen)
KEYWORDS: fire mining disaster drink foreignlanguage
1907 - the first Bisbee fire
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS2, pp. 536-527, ""El Corrido de la Quemazon de Bisbe" (1 translation of an excerpt of the Spanish text)
File: CAFS2536

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