Title: El Venadito
Source(s): Alambrista and the U.S.- Mexico Border: Film, Music, and Stories of Undocumented Workers
José B. Cuellar (Author); Nicholas J. Cull (Editor); David Carrasco (Editor)
José B. Cuellar rewrote the lyrics of the second verse of this classic, two-hundred-year-old Mexican ballad, or corrido, to describe peoples experience crossing the US-Mexico today.
I’m a poor little deer who lives
In the hills
Since I’m not very tame, I don’t
Come down during daylight
By night little by little and into
Your arms my dear
I climbed the highest hill to
See the plains
Where eagles triumph, hawks...