Wednesday, October 12, 2005

La Cucaracha

I have had this song stuck in my head since 3rd period. We were learning popular music from Hispanic culture. We learned two songs. Maria Isabel which is the Hispanic equivelent of The Beachboys Barbara Ann (I think it was the beach boys) Then we learned the story behind La Cucaracha. Yes these are the real words.

La cucaracha, la cucaracha
Ya no puede caminar
Porque no tiene, porque le falta
Marijuana que fumar.

(The cockroach, the cockroach
Now he can't go traveling
Because he doesn't have, because he lacks
Marijuana to smoke.)

Ya la murio la cucaracha
Ya la lleven a enterrarEntre cuatro zopilotes
Y un raton de sacristan.

(The cockroach just died
And they carried him off to bury him
Among four buzzards
And the sexton's mouse.)

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