"Voices" are brief capsules collected during our fieldwork among descendants of Spanish immigrants in the US.
"My mother liked to sing, and I can remember her singing various songs in Spanish, but the one that was the most popular song that I heard her sing was 'No pasarán,' which was – my guess was it was a very popular song at the time, and basically had to do with the revolutionaries marching towards Madrid. It was a song that basically said you've got to go far but when you get to Madrid you're not going to be able to pass, and so my mother used to sing that song. I can't remember the words – it was in Spanish and I couldn't remember the words but I can hum the tune pretty well. [Sings tune.] That's as much as I can remember, but I'm pretty close I bet I haven't left much out."