La Cucaracha

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Folk Song, Mexico / Spain.

“La Cucaracha” is a Spanish folk song that became popular in Mexico between 1910-1920, during the Mexican Revolution. The origins of the song are unknownThe lyrics are improvised according to the use of the song (children, historical or political meaning, etc.), so we thought we might write our own English lyrics, which will make “La Cucaracha” ideal for a children’s party. Have fun!

La Cucaracha (mp3)

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La Cucaracha [free midi file]

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“La Cucaracha”  Spanish lyrics

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

Dicen que la cucaracha
Es un animal pequeño
Y cuando entra en una casa
Se tiene que quedar dueño.

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

Cuando uno quiere a una
Y esta una no lo quiere,
Es lo mismo que si un calvo
En la calle encuentra un peine

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

“La Cucaracha” (The Cockroach) – English Lyrics for children by Singing Bell

The little cockroach, the little cockroach,
all she wanted was to dance,
she doesn’t mind that
a leg is missing,
she would never miss the chance.

In the house nobody wants her
and they hunt her through the back door
so she goes after the music
and she’s dancing on the dance floor.

The little cockroach, the little cockroach,
all she wanted was to dance,
she doesn’t mind that
a leg is missing,
she would never miss the chance.

She won’t stay where they don’t want her,
there are better things to ask for.
Now the music seems to charm her
as she’s dancing on the dance floor.

The little cockroach, the little cockroach,
all she wanted was to dance,
she doesn’t bother
if legs are missing,
she would never miss the chance.

 

“La Cucaracha”  Music Score with chords

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“La Cucaracha”  Music Score with chords – Lyrics in English

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“La Cucaracha”  Karaoke Video
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“La Cucaracha”  Video Karaoke
Spanish Version – versión en español

 

“La Cucaracha”  Teaching idea & activities

Dance, dance, dance!

Follow the basic idea of the lyrics of the chorus:

a cockroach dancing without the back legs, which means that you are leaning slightly to the front, dancing only on one leg.

Don’t forget to choreograph the song according to its form (A-B-A-C-A).

Divide children in two groups, one for the chorus (A) and one for the verses (B, C), and give them musical instruments (e.g. maracas and guiro) that they are going to play respectively.

 

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It was created to provide teaching material to anyone giving music lessons to children or adults, that is music teachers and parents. It was also conceived for anyone who would like to live the Christmas spirit or the spirit of childhood.

Singing Bell offers free nursery rhymes and other free songs for children from all over the globe, as well as nursery rhyme lyrics. Popular songs like "London Bridge is falling down", "Old MacDonald had a farm", "Rain, rain, go away", "Itsy-Bitsy spider" and, of course, "The Wheels on the bus". Great hits also include "La Cucaracha" (with original English lyrics for children), "Auld Lang Syne" and "Mexican Hat Dance" (also with original English lyrics for kids).

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