Carrol Cox <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>It was in a high school Spanish class in 1945
>or 46 that we were taught a song (by the teacher)
>that had as its refrain something like,
>Porque no tiene,
>Porque [?] falta
>Marijuana para fumar.
I remember reading about this in The Guardian
some time during the Vietnam years.
The song is "La Cucaracha," and was said to
have been written by Pancho Villa as a lampoon
against the reactionary General Huerta. (My
recollection is vague and others with more
specific information are invited to comment.)
The verse goes like this:
La Cucaracha La Cucaracha
Ya no puede caminar
Porque no tiene
Porque la falta
Marijuana che fumar !
~~ Michael Wright
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