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This corrido is about the death and murder of Florencio Garza on June 31, 1932. In San Jose De Aura at a wedding, soldiers showed up looking for Garza. They took Garza in a truck to Salinas. They took him to jail and made him return the cows he stole. He was executed by firing squad. (The Ballad Of Florencio Garza), arrangement by Rubén Castillo Juárez. Recorded by Chris Strachwitz in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico. CD contains a 36 page insert with notes, pictures, transcriptions, translations and Track Listing.