DESCRIPTION: Recognized by the references in the chorus to "la cucaracha" (the cockroach). The verses may describe the girls in various towns, and the way to court them. The chorus translates, "The cockroach doesn't want to travel because she has no marijuana"
EARLIEST DATE: 1916 (Canciones Mexicanas)
KEYWORDS: drugs bug nonballad courting Mexico foreignlanguage
FOUND IN: Mexico
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Sandburg, pp. 289-291, "La Cucaracha (Mexican Cockroach Song)" (1 text plus translation, 1 tune)
Cohen-AFS2, p. 545, "La Cucaracha (The Cockroach)" (1 text, with references to Pancho Villa, plus English translation)
Fuld-WFM, p. 188, "La Cucaracha"
NOTES [19 words]: Sandburg suggests that La Cucaracha may mean "The Little Dancer," but its natural meaning is "The Cockroach." - RBW
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