Ozy And Millie: The roots of rock music

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  1. What’s “La Cucaracha”? The closest thing I can think of is “Los chupacabra” and I don’t think that’s what she’s talking about at all.

    • According to Wikipedia, La Cucaracha (“The Cockroach”) is a traditional Spanish folk song. It is unknown when the song came about. It is also very popular in Latin America. In Mexico it was performed widely during the Mexican Revolution. Many alternative stanzas exist. The basic song describes a cockroach who cannot walk.

      “Corrido de la Cucaracha”, litograph (published en 1915) of Antonio Vanegas Arroyo.

    • La Cucaracha, La Cucaracha
      Ya no puede caminar
      Porque no tiene, porque le falta
      Marihuana pa’ fumar

      Ok, I’ll translate for those who don’t speak spanish:
      The Cockroache, The Cockroache
      Can walk not more
      ‘Cause it has not, ’cause it lacks of
      A pot of weed to smoke.

      Thank you.

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