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Cockroach Dance... Spanish Flag...

“La Cucaracha” - the Cockroach

  • There are a few versions of this song available all about the misfortunes of the Cockroach...and some of them quite gruesome!!

  • This is an English/ Spanish version with instrumental break in the middle for a Guiro!

  • If you are reading this in school then your Guiro probably looks a little like this =>

  • I  hope you have fun with it!

Fish Guiro...

|In Spanish/ English

(No chord)

What's-a, what's-a what's a 'Cucaracha?'

It's-a, it's-a Cockroach.

What's-a, what's-a what's a 'Cucaracha?'

It's-a...Cockroach!

Intro: G7    G7    G7G7G7   | G7    G7    G7G7G7 

 

C
La cucaracha, la cucaracha,
C                           G7
ya no puede caminar
G7
porque le falta
G7

porque no tiene,
G7                    C

Dinero para gastar.

 

C

The little Cockroach, the little cockroach

C                           G7

I saw him just the other day

G7

I like it best when he takes his things and

G7                                                    C

he gets his friends and moves away.

 

interlude: G7    G7    G7G7G7

 

C
La cucaracha, la cucaracha,
C                           G7
ya no puede caminar
G7
porque le falta
G7

porque no tiene,
G7                    C

Dinero para gastar.

 

C

The little Cockroach, the little cockroach

C                           G7

He likes to play up with the band

G7

Upon the guiro, he is a hero

G7                                                    C

He's got the fastest moving hands.

 

interlude: guiro solo then...G7    G7    G7G7G7

 

Instrumental Verse x2

  

C
La cucaracha, la cucaracha,
C                           G7
ya no puede caminar
G7
porque le falta
G7

porque no tiene,
G7                    C

Dinero para gastar.

 

C

The little Cockroach, the little cockroach

C                           G7

He likes to play up with the band

G7

Upon the guiro, he is a hero

G7                                                    C

He's got the fastest moving hands.

 

 

             C
La cucaracha, la cucaracha,
C                           G7
ya no puede caminar
G7
porque le falta
G7

porque no tiene,
G7                    C

Dinero para gastar

 

C

The little Cockroach, the little cockroach

C                           G7

I saw him just the other day

G7

I like it best when he takes his things and

G7                                                    C

he gets his friends and moves away.

 

"OLÉ!"

 

 


To help learn the Spanish pronunciation why not have a look at the YouTube clip to go with this song...if you can not access YouTube where you are try the sound file without the video. Press play below.



  • If you want to play along with the YouTube clip you will need to use the chords A E7 in place of C G7. If you need help with those chords then click here...


 

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