La cucaracha originally comes Spain, but it was made famous during the Revolution in Mexico. Many variations exist. This version is perfect for kids!

Notes

According to Wikipedia, the following is the most traditional versions of this song:

La cucaracha, la cucaracha,
ya no puede caminar
porque no tiene,
porque le falta
las dos patitas de atrás.

English Translation:

The cockroach, the cockroach,
Can't walk anymore
Because it doesn't have,
Because it's missing
Its two little back legs.

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MP3: The chorus of the traditional song La Cucaracha, sung twice accompanied by guitar. Credits: Kenmayer (mix), Sean Buss (Guitar), Elisa (vocals) created as a supplement to the Educational Options Spanish course (edoptions.com).

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - La cucaracha

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Carmen Santos de Curran for contributing this song! Translation by Mama Lisa, edited by Monique.

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