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Thread #55039 Message #854010
Posted By: Allan C.
27-Dec-02 - 08:52 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez
Subject: Lyr Req: El Corrido de Gregorio Cortes
I have just finished reading an account of the deeds of Gregorio Cortes who became infamous in the first months of the 20th century. In a nutshell, he may have been wrongly accused of a crime and then was persecuted for actions he perpetrated (and some he didn't) as a result of that accusation. Court decisions against him were all reversed; all except for one for which he spent more than a dozen years in prison until he was at last pardoned.
It appears that there were some corridos (verses) written about him that evenutally became the ballad known by the title shown above. I would be curious to see some lyrics or, if at all possible, to hear it. Does anyone know of a source? (Google searches have not been of help, BTW.)