How to Play La Cucaracha – Notes, Chords, Sheet Music and Activities

Folk Song, Mexico / Spain.

“La Cucaracha”  is one of the most popular Spanish nursery rhymes although the origins of the song are unknown.

On this page you can find Notes, Chords and Activities for the song, and a Printable PDF for free Download.

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Piano Tutorial Video


 

Click on the button to watch a sing-along video and download an instrumental mp3 of this song for free.


 

Click on the button to watch a karaoke video and download a PDF file with lyrics to this song for free.

 


 

Sheet Music with chords – in Spanish

To save this free music sheet of “La Cucaracha” to your computer, right click (or tap and hold, on mobile devices) and choose “Save Image As…”.

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Sheet Music with chords – Lyrics in English

To save this free music sheet of “La Cucaracha” to your computer, right click (or tap and hold, on mobile devices) and choose “Save Image As…”.

La Cucaracha_english_Singing-Bell


 

“La Cucaracha” letra en español/Spanish Lyrics

 

“La Cucaracha” English Lyrics

To download a ready-to-print PDF of “La Cucaracha” for music activities with a music sheet, lyrics and a drawing for kids to paint, right click (or tap and hold, on mobile devices) on the following link, then choose “Save link as…”.

La Cucaracha PDF – letra en español/Spanish Lyrics – Singing-Bell

La Cucaracha PDF – English Lyrics – Singing-Bell

 


 

Teaching ideas & 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.

 

La Cucaracha - Singing Bell

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