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GUEST,Chicken Charlie Lyr Req: La Cucaracha (62* d) RE: Lyr Req: La Cucaracha 14 May 08


For the sake of those who earlier asked for translations, let me take a shot at these last and then Q-as-guest can make corrections:

 Todas las muchachas tienen         All the girls have
En los [las?] ojos dos estrellas   Two stars in their eyes,
Pero las mejicanitas               But the little Mexican girls
De seguro son mas bellas.          Are certainly the most beautiful.

Una cucaracha pinta                A painted cockroach
Le dijo' a una colorada            Told a red one
Vamonos para mi tierra             Let's go to my place
A pasar la temporada.             To pass some time.

Does a "red cockroach" have political overtones? Are we talking a Leftist cockroach? Or is this whole verse best rendered, "'My, my, my,' said the spider to the fly?"

Chicken Charlie


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