"La Adelita" is one of the most famous corridos from the Mexican Revolution. A corrido is a musical ballad form from Mexico.

La Adelita - Mexican Children's Songs - Mexico - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Check out this link for more info about corridos.


In the mp3 you can hear Samantha sing part of this song (the 4th verse and then the 3rd), like this:

Y si Adelita se fuera con otro
La seguiría por tierra y por mar
Si por mar en un buque de guerra
Si por tierra en un tren militar.

Y si Adelita quisiera ser mi novia
Y si Adelita fuera mi mujer
Le compraría un vestido de seda
Para llevarla a bailar al cuartel.


Many thanks to Samantha Gómez for having sung the chorus to this song for us!

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for contributing and translating this song. Illustration "Mount Orizaba (1912) by Helen Hyde.

¡Muchas gracias!