Lilliam wrote, "I learned this song when I was like in first grade in Puerto Rico. A coquí is a very small frog that can be found only in Puerto Rico. During the nights it makes a characteristic sound, coqui, coqui, coqui. I hope you like the song."

El coquí - Puerto Rican Children's Songs - Puerto Rico - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


*Small frog


Mary Grisanty sent the translation below with the note: Coqui alternative lyrics - not directly translated but easier to sing...

The coqui, the coqui's always singing
A beautiful song called, "Coqui."
It's at night that he likes to sing loudly,
As he hangs on the trunks of the trees!
Coqui, coqui, coqui, qui, qui, qui,
Coqui, coqui, coqui, qui, qui, qui.

Thanks Mary for the alternate translation!

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - El coquí

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Lilliam Cruz for contributing this song. Thanks to Monique Palomares for translating the song, for the midi tune and illustration.

¡Muchas Gracias!