De Colores

A Traditional Mexican Song in Spanish

Did you know De Colores is a song brought to the Americas from central Spain during the 1700’s? Yup, I was surprised to find that out.

According to The County of Los Angeles Public Library website, this song is a corrido, which is “a narrative song, or ballad, whose characters, events and themes are representative of the cultural history of local communities.”

Interesting Facts About De Colores

  • In simple words the song is sort of an oral history and a cultural myth.
  • Of Colors, as it translates, is now a very popular song in the Spanish-speaking world. We sing it on special occasions and celebrations, mostly amongst Mexican heritage Hispanics.
  • De Colores is the official song of the United Farm Workers of America, a union founded by César Chávez, an amazing Mexican leader.
  • The tradition is to hold hands and sway while singing this beautiful song.

Lyrics

De colores,
de colores se visten los campos en la primavera.
De colores,
de colores son los pajaritos que vienen de afuera.
De colores,
de colores es el arco iris que vemos lucir.
Y por eso los grandes amores
de muchos colores me gustan a mi.
Y por eso los grades amores
de muchos colores me gustan a mi.

Canta el gallo,
canta el gallo con el kiri, kiri, kiri, kiri, kiri.
La gallina,
la gallina con el kara, kara, kara, kara, kara.
Los pollitos,
los pollitos con el pío, pío, pío, pío, pí.
Y por eso los grandes amores
de muchos colores me gustan a mí.
Y por eso los grandes amores
de muchos colores me gustan a mí.

De colores,
de colores brillantes y finos se viste la aurora.
De colores,
de colores son los mil reflejos que el sol atesora.
De colores,
de colores se viste el diamante que vemos lucir.
Y por eso los grandes amores
de muchos colores me gustan a mi.
Y por eso los grandes amores
de muchos colores me gustan a mi.

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