jesusita en chihuahua

When I was in the 1st grade my elementary school had a festival celebrating Mexican culture and I was part of the dance to a song called Jesusita en Chihuahua. Which was a Mexican polka that was written by Quirino Mendoza y Cortés while he was serving as a Lt. Colonel in the Mexican Revolution and directing the military band in Puebla. The composition became a trademark of the Mexican Revolution and was Pancho Villa’s favorite musical piece to have his bands play during combat. The piece centers around soldaderas; women who accompanied the revolutionaries, tending to their needs and on occasion even taking up arms to participate in combat.