La Cucaracha

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La Cucaracha
Composer Traditional
Released Before 1819
Title Origin Official

La Cucaracha Spanish for The Cockroach is a traditional Spanish folk corrido that became popular in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution.

Games

Released

Game

Arranger

Length

Format

Listen

1982-??-?? Tumble Bugs (A8) Unknown UNK
1984-??-?? Montezuma's Revenge (A8) Unknown SAP
1990-05-18 Nintendo World Cup (NES) Kazuo Sawa NSF

Tumble Bugs (A8)

Montezuma's Revenge (A8)

The first five notes of the song are played in track 3.

Nintendo World Cup (NES)

Lyrics

There are many various verses to La Cucaracha that have been created over the years, but this is the standard refrain:

Spanish
La cucaracha, la cucaracha,
ya no puede caminar
porque no tiene, porque le falta
las dos patitas de atrás.
English
The cockroach, the cockroach,
can't walk anymore
because it doesn't have, because it's lacking
its two back legs.

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