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La cucaracha

La cucaracha, la cucaracha,
ya no puede caminar
porque le falta, porque no tiene
marihuana pa' fumar.
 
Ya murió la cucaracha
ya la llevan a enterrar
entre cuatro zopilotes
y un ratón de sacristán.
 
Translation

The cockroach

The cockroach, the cockroach,
can't walk anymore
because it's lacking, because it doesn't have
marijuana to smoke.
 
The cockroach just died
now they take her to be buried
among four buzzards
and a mouse as the sexton.
 
Comments
CalusarulCalusarul    Wed, 30/10/2013 - 21:14

Is this the original song or a parody ? I had no idea the cockroach no longer had marijuana.

barsiscevbarsiscev
   Wed, 30/10/2013 - 21:17

This is a very old song, and in those times marijuana was the ordinary thing in Mexico like tobacco.

Allfarid Morales GarcíaAllfarid Morales García    Tue, 12/12/2017 - 23:50

The lyrics are real. La Cucaracha is the name of a locomotive, that's why it needs to smoke for walking.