The University of Texas at Austin
Mexican Songs: "Preso me encuentro"
Identifier: e_utfc_0621
Title: Mexican Songs: "Preso me encuentro"
Description: Mexican song sung without accompaniment. Variant of "San Juan de Ulúa." Mexican danza, lyric type (19th century prisoner's song taken into tradition; ultimately traced to Pérez Escrich's "El Mártir de Gólgota." As a ballad, the song has a local tradition on the Lower Border. Two stanzas. First line: "Yo soy un preso que vivo triste..."
City: Brownsville
State: Texas
Country: United States
Date: 1954/07/22
Creator: Gómez, Jesús (singer)
Contributor: Paredes, Américo (field recorder)
Source: UT Folklore Center Archives
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: 2X5a
Format: Audiotape (open reel)
Size: 7 in.
Duration: 1 minute, 16 seconds