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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
15-Jun-08 - 11:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Origins: De Colores
Subject: RE: Lyr/Origins: De Colores
So far, I find no reliable information on the origin or age of this song. Not in Marin, Cantos populares españoles. Most information is related to the beginning of the Cursillo movement (see post by Joe Offer).

The 16th c. origin mentioned in Wikipedia and elsewhere is not verifiable with what I have found. Not found in Spanish colonial New Mexico compilations.