25 Kickass Random Facts List #253

June 7, 2016
Comments (3)
  1. Franco says:

    The cucaracha one is wrong.its about a cockroach that cant walk anymore because it has no legs

    1. Marcus says:

      Actually, that’s the kids version. The original adult version is what they are referring to.

    2. Louis says:

      The article and you guys are all partially Right and Wrong

      La Cucaracha is NOT about a Dying cockroach as the article mention, but just about a Cockroach life.

      However the Choir of the song, does mention that it Can Not Walk Anymore because it Run-Out of Marijuana to Smoke (sometimes changed for “Tequila to drink”)… the rest of the verses does not mention any drug or alcohol, they are just funny colloquial verses from the Mexican Revolution (Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_Cak2YFgb0 about the study of the “Real” Cucaracha {Sorry this is in Spanish} also try the original version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_27Hi1In6o )

      In other words:

      The Cockroach is NOT dying, the song is NOT about a Cockroach using marijuana, and it was NEVER meant to be a children song…LA CUCARACHA is a Mexican Revolutionary Song, that like most of the music of the era have a lot of “inappropriate” or “Political Incorrect” lyrics and because of that reason the lyrics have changed hundredths of times to make it PC in the USA and small parts in Mexico. (BTW most of the times this song and several others were not even sang, the melody was played for the Revolutionaries to dance and relax en between battles)

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