Lyrics - Spanish

(Mexican folk song)

La cucaracha, la cucaracha
Ya no puede caminar
Porque no tiene, porque le falta
Patas para caminar.

English Translation - The cockroach

The cockroach, the cockroach,
Now he can’t walk
Because he doesn’t have, because he’s missing
Legs to walk with!

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  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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  1. Do you have an orff arrangement of this song? I’m doing a “Music Around the World” celebration of learning with my gr. 3 music class and am looking for a song for the students to present with instruments to their parents at the end of the year. Please let me know: email Thank-you.

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