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Ian Gibson argues that La casada infiel (The Unfaithful Wife) was born of an excursion to Órgiva by Lorca and a painter nicknamed El Cojo Rosillo (Lame Rosillo) during which they heard a young boy sing or recite the three opening lines: “Que yo me la llevé al río [That I took her to the river] / [creyendo que era mozuela [believing her to be a young girl / pero tenía marío [but she had a husband]”.