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Matrix number in shelac reads: W 404169 A. This corrido is about the death of Belen, she was killed while she slept. She was killed by Hipolito.
This is a controversial corrido. This song is considered the one that is true, not Rosita Alvirez recorded on Vocalion by Hermanas Barraza and by many other artists. Rosita has never existed in el barrio de Saltillo, but music investigators had agreed that Belen Galindo was murdered in 1883. Curiously the murderer has the same name – Hipolito – as the one named in Rosita Alvirez.