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  • Here's another example of health care costs in Mexico: A little over a year ago, I broke my right wrist quite badly after falling off my bed in the middle of the night while chasing a wiley cucaracha!

    Health care not easy

  • There are always requests for “la Cucaracha,” though when the white people try to sing along they can remember only “ …la cucaracha, la cucaracha…” in the chorus.

    la Cucaracha

  • And if that isn't enough honking across the street from us in Manta there was a taxi driver who announced his arrival home each night by honking his horn, which, curiously enough, honked to the tune of "La cucaracha."

    Mexican Manners and Extranjeros

  • January 31, 2008 at 7:29 am in Spanish dey callz dose “tapas de cucaracha

    WANT - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • You know ‘La cucaracha, la cucaracha, ya no puede caminar, porque no tiene, porque le falta, las patitas de atrás.’

    Latina Power!

  • ACOSTA: La cucaracha means cockroach, that's what it means.

    CNN Transcript Mar 25, 2007

  • I felt like a sap; and the stupid thing was the movie turned out to be in Spanish, and at that time I didn't know how to say _la cucaracha_ so I didn't know what was going on, anyway.

    The Little Mornings

  • Mainly because she's had to deal with my jackhammer attack on the old cucaracha for the last 14 years.

    unclebob Diary Entry

  • I did see that coming, but it pains me knowing that I won't hear Jody sing "la cucaracha, la cucaracha" again.


  • Sample De Niro line: "This cucaracha has AK-47s and he's laying waste to everything in his path!"



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  • You're right. The original lyrics are hilarious! I've heard another soft-version of this song in the 'verbenas' (verbenaparty). That soft-version hasn't Zapatist propaganda and has changed some verses like 'marihuana que fumar' → 'una patita de atrás' (!)

    October 23, 2007

  • I just want to say, though I've heard the tune for years I never knew the lyrics. This is one bizarre, hilarious song, and the fact that Verse 6 mentions Albuquerque makes it even better. Granted, my Spanish is muy terrible but I liked the parts I could figure out.

    October 22, 2007

  • Did you know that if you're playing Cranium and you have to hum the tune of Love Shack, that if someone guesses this song, it is nigh impossible to hum anything else?

    October 22, 2007

  • Lyrics:

    Ya murió la cucaracha,

    Ya la llevan a enterrar,

    Entre cuatro zopilotes

    Y un ratón de sacristán


    La cucaracha, la cucaracha,

    Ya no puede caminar;

    Porque no tiene, porque le falta

    marihuana que fumar

    Cuando uno quiere a una

    Y esta una no lo quiere,

    Es lo mismo que si un calvo

    En calle encuetr' un peine.


    Las muchachas mexicanas

    Son lindas como una flor,

    Y hablan tan dulcemente

    Que encantan de amor.


    Las muchachas de Las Vegas

    Son muy altas y delgaditas,

    Pero son más pedigüeñas

    Que las ánimas benditas.


    Las muchachas de la villa

    No saben ni dar un beso,

    Cuando las de Albuquerque

    Hasta estiran el pescuezo.


    Un panadero fue a misa,

    No encontrando que rezar,

    Le pidió a la virgen pura,

    Marihuana pa' fumar


    Necesita automóvil

    Par' hacer la caminata

    Al lugar a donde mandó

    La convención Zapata.


    Las muchachas son de oro;

    Las casadas son de plata;

    Las viudas son de cobre,

    Y las viejas hoja de lata.


    Todos se pelean la silla

    que les deja mucha plata;

    en el Norte Pancho Villa

    y en el Sur Viva Zapata!


    October 22, 2007

  • Spanish for cockroach.

    October 22, 2007