Canciones de mi Padre 

Reformatted from a copy in the
Ronstadt Archive
The University of Arizona Library

Canciones de mi Padre

Canciones de mi Padre: Spanish Folksongs from Southern Arizona was first published in 1946 as University of Arizona General Bulletin Number 10. The original edition has been out-of-print for many years and is difficult to obtain.

Luisa Espinel dedicated the book

To my Father, with affection

Those long summer evenings of my childhood, when the moon made strange patterns on father's guitar as he sang enchanting songs to me, are no more. But the imagination hears the romance and wistfulness of their melodies, hears them with a sweetness as subtle as the fragrance of wild flowers dried in herbs.

The Canciones de mi Padre book includes a foreword by Frances Gillmor, chairman of the University Folklore Committee, Luisa Espinel's introduction and notes, and music with lyrics for 16 songs:

In order to make this unique musical resource available to a wide audience of musicians and scholars, Canciones de mi Padre has been reformatted as an Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf) document, which can be retrieved electronically from The University of Arizona Library website for on-screen viewing or printing. You will need a current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to access this file.

The .pdf document is a faithful reproduction of the original booklet. The covers have been reproduced in black and white to reduce the digital file size.

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Last updated 5 January 1999