Seville 9/52

September 19, 1952 to September 24, 1952
Seville, Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain
The field log notes that the first three reels were recorded at a nightclub in the suburbs of Seville which featured "Gypsy dancing and music" and goes on to say that the first reel is a typical nightly show and the second two reels are songs that were performed especially for Lomax. ("Chocolate" died in July 2005.) Tape 675 was recorded in the Capilla Real of the Cathedral of Seville, by the organist Don Manuel Jiménez, Plaza de Santa Isabel 1. He plays dances and popular airs in the intervals between sections of the Mass. One choral piece is sung by young female members of the Sección Femenina de la Falange Española (the Women’s Branch of the Spanish Phalanx)." Tapes 677-679 were recorded in the "frighteningly poor" as Lomax put it in his notes, neighborhood of Seville, the Barrio Cemetario. Lomax notes several times that the recordings in Bar Luis were made at 4:00 a.m. Field log: "an all-night juerga [drinking bout and singing session] in Bar Luis down near the market in Seville. The singer and guitar player were paid for the evening by a wealthy man, Manuel León (Pepe la Triana) who invited me to come with my machine. The guitar player, El Rubio, Juan Antonio Martín, is the contact… the singer was a Gypsy named José Chamorro Pérez." After the all-night session, around 8:00 a.m., Lomax recorded several street vendors' cries.

Street vendor: habichuelas y calabazas (beans and squash)

Del Roció venimos

Es mi novio cartujano

Rosa de Pitiminí



Lo de menos es el quererte

Es mi niña más bonita

Por ti a la flor

Es tan estrecha tu calle


Le eche a la calle

De mi vera te fuiste (false start)

De mi vera te fuiste

Chiquitita, apenas andaba

Nadie diga que es locura

Martinete (I)

Nadie compra uvas

Martinete (II)

Mi rosarito bonita

A baña' me quiero ir


Sanctus (I)

Sanctus (II)

Unidentified dance tune

Benedictus, Pater Noster

Funeral march (I)

Wedding march


Variations on Mass themes






Offertory march

Funeral march (II)

Valientemente, serrana

Mira si soy desgracia'o

Tenía un cascabel / Zambra

Si en el firmamento

Announcement by unidentified man (I)

Desgraciado soy

Announcement by unidentified man (II)

Yo fui al entierro


Viene diciendo la nieve por tu cara

Serían las dos de la noche

Campanas del convento

Street vendor: aluminio

Street vendor: tomate (I)

Street vendor: tomate (II)

Street vendor: vines

Street vendors: uvas (grapes)


El clavel que me diste


Street vendor: Compro botellas

Street vendor: brevas (figs) (I)

Street vendor: brevas (figs) (II)

Santa Rita Bendita

Street vendor: higos y uvas (figs and grapes)

Street vendor: carbón (charcoal)


Ay no me llamarme al médico

Saeta: Lo escupen y lo abofetean (false start)

Saeta: Lo escupen y lo abofetean

La Niña de los Peines

La Niña de los Peines

La Niña de los Peines with framed family photograph

La Niña de los Peines

La Niña de los Peines

La Niña de los Peines

Framed family photograph

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