This version of La cucaracha is perfect for kids!

La cucaracha - Spanish Children's Songs - Spain - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

*Literally "in the street"

This song originated in Spain and some verses are said to go back to the Reconquista times (Middle Ages), but the Mexican Revolution made it famous world-wide. There are many variations. Individuals add their own verses. Some verses were invented to illustrate events, some people's moods or for the humor of it.

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Monique wrote, "I remember my mom singing the first and last verses given here. I don't know where she learned them from and she doesn't remember either."

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Thanks to Monique Palomares for the recording!

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - La cucaracha

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for contributing the chorus and the first and last verses to this song, and for the translation (with Lisa).

Image: Cartoons Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 5 (1916).

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