La Cucaracha Lyrics in English and Spanish – Free Printable PDF

“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 unknown, but it was created for Victoriano Huerta, a Mexican military officer and 35th President of Mexico, known for the addiction issues he used to have. On this page you can find all you need about the famous La Cucaracha lyrics.

The lyrics are improvised according to the use, as there are several versions of the song (children’s, historical or political meaning, etc.), therefore we thought we might write our own English lyrics, which will make this song, “La Cucaracha”, ideal for a children’s party. Have fun!

Table of Contents

  1. Printable English La Cucaracha Lyrics PDF
  2. Printable Spanish La Cucaracha Lyrics PDF
  3. La Cucaracha English Lyrics
  4. Karaoke video with La Cucaracha Lyrics in English
  5. La Cucaracha Spanish Lyrics for kids
  6. Literal translation of the Spanish La CUcaracha lyrics to English
  7. Karaoke video with La Cucaracha Lyrics in Spanish
  8. Mexican Revolutionary La Cucaracha lyrics

Printable English La Cucaracha Lyrics PDF

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Printable Spanish La Cucaracha Lyrics PDF

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La Cucaracha English Lyrics

Original English Lyrics for children by Singing Bell

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

Karaoke video with La Cucaracha Lyrics in English

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La Cucaracha Spanish Lyrics for kids

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.

Literal translation of the Spanish La CUcaracha lyrics to English

The cockroach the cockroach,
can no longer walk
because she does not have,
because she is missing
the two back legs (a hind leg).

They say that the cockroach
is a small animal
And when she enters a house
You have to stay master.

The cockroach the cockroach,
can no longer walk
because he does not have,
because he is missing
the two back legs.

When one wants another
And this one does not want him,
It’s as if a bald man
finds a comb in the street

The cockroach the cockroach,
can no longer walk
because he does not have,
because he is missing
the two back legs.

Karaoke video with La Cucaracha Lyrics in Spanish

La Cucaracha [Versión española para niños] (video con letra para karaoke) #cancionesinfantiles

Mexican Revolutionary La Cucaracha lyrics

La Cucaracha is very popular in Mexico, and used to be performed especially widely during the Mexican Revolution, (1910 – about 1920), a period of great political upheaval during which the majority of the stanzas known today were written.

Political symbolism was a common theme in these verses, and explicit and implicit references were made to events of the war, major political figures, and the effects of the war on the civilians in general.

Today, few pre-Revolution verses are known, and the most commonly quoted portion of the song is the two stanzas that are against Pancho Villa (a evolutionary general) and President Victoriano Huerta, a notorious drunk who was considered a villain and traitor due to his part in the death of revolutionary President Francisco Madero.

La cucaracha, la cucaracha,
ya no puede caminar
porque no tiene, porque le falta
marijuana que fumar.

Ya murió la cucaracha
ya la llevan a enterrar
entre cuatro zopilotes
y un ratón casa Rodriguez.

English:

The cockroach, the cockroach,
can’t walk anymore
because it doesn’t have, because it’s lacking
marijuana to smoke.

The cockroach just died
they’re just taking her to be buried
among four buzzards
and a mouse at the house of Rodriguez’s.

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La Cucaracha Lyrics

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