De Colores

24
Apr
2015

De Colores (literally ‘Made of colours’) is a Mexican folk song often sung at fiestas, on public holidays and labour union rallies. The song is also popular choice of Mexican schools. There are many different versions of the song according to who’s singing it and where they are from. De Colores has been covered many times by singers and groups including Los Lobos, Joan Baez, Raffi and Nana Mouskouri.

You can listen to a version of De Colores here.

De Colores (lyrics in English)

De Colores the fields love to dress in all during the springtime
De Colores
De Colores the birds have their clothing that comes every season
De Colores
De Colores the rainbow is vested across the blue sky
De Colores and so must all love be
of many bright colors
to make my heart cry
De Colores and so must all love be
of many bright colors
to make my heart cry

Sings the rooster
Sings the rooster with his kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri
And the cluck hen with her cara cara cara cara cara
And the baby chicks
And the baby chicks with their pio pio pio pio pi
De Colores and so must all love be
of many bright colors
to make my heart cry
De Colores and so must all love be
of many bright colors
to make my heart cry.

However, you don’t have to sing at Cactus Cantina’s Cinco de Mayo celebration: just bring your friends and have a good time! (Find more details on our Cinco de Mayo event page).

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