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

Tumble Bugs (A8)

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Tumble Bugs (A8)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1982-??-??
Format UNK


Montezuma's Revenge (A8)

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Montezuma's Revenge (A8)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1984-??-??
Format SAP

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

Nintendo World Cup (NES)

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Nintendo World Cup (NES)
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Arranger Kazuo Sawa
Released 1990-05-18
Format NSF


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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