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El corrido de Gregorio Cortez is based in the early 1900's in Karnes County Texas.   Corridos are based part in truth and part in legend.... we will never know the complete story....(I understand that President Clinton finally granted Cortez a full pardon but I have not been able to confirm this).

Part I is the corrido as sung my Los Hermanos Banda (de Weslaco, TX) which lyrics are easier to understand than other interpretations.






Part II is a scene from the movie The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez starring James Olmos.




Part III is a written documentary of the events.  Scroll through this section which has alot of Texas history

http://www.texasescapes.com/MurrayMontgomeryLoneStarDiary/MexicanFugitiveGregorioCortez.htm



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musica buena.....

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I took a course last summer at UTPA in which we briefly discussed the story of Gregorio Cortez. It was very interesting, though we heard the Ramon Ayala Version of the Song. Good story + the movie was also great.
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VERY INTERESTING. DOES ANYBODY KNOW THE REAL STORY FOR EL CORRIDO DE GERARDO GONZALEZ!


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The movie is great, very realistic, captures the time period very well.

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The book is called With his pistol in his hands. Gregorio lived on a ranch in Lenz Texas,It is in Karnes County about 13 miles from Karnes City were I was raised.


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I know where to get the giant collection of many of his songs, but if you know where to get some of his sheet music, please cal me...please...


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This was to me one of the greatest stories of our culture that everyone can relate to..
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