La Cucaracha

Today I learned something new. "La Cucaracha" the popular Mexican folk song that we hear on ring tones or car horns was a political limerick that became popular during the Mexican Revolution. It was used to voice complaints or poke fun at government by adjusting the words and rhymes. For Americans, it parallels to Yankee Doodle. Here's a song sheet of the era I found on WikiPedia

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Vivian said…
Well today I just learned that, too. And here I was thinking the song was Colombian..since they sing it to every Colombian child growing up...awesome stuff!
Flor said…
he he Vivian it's okay Colombian's always think everything good and catchy comes from Colombia. He he just ask my mom! La comida rica, las mujeres bellas, la mejor musica por ejemplo Shakira, Juanes, Carlos Vives and the list goes on. :) I loooove my Colombian half!
Giron said…
This was cool to learn. i never knew that "la cucaracha" had such a political history.
Flor said…
Yea I know me either! Pretty cool huh??
thepascuas said…
I read that today aswell. Thats so cool! :)

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