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Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Children's Songs for Cinco de Mayo

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All Around Puebla
(to the tune of "Pop Goes the Weasel")

France invaded Mexico
In 1862,
Thinking they would march, march, march, march
Right into Mexico City.

But what they had not counted on
Was General Zaragoza
Who ordered his men to fight, fight, fight, fight,
Fight for their freedom.

So all around Puebla
The Mexicans chased the French,
Until the last French soldier gave up --
Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo
(to the tune of "Are You Sleeping?")

Cinco de Mayo,
Cinco de Mayo,
The fifth of May,
The fifth of May
Is the anniversary
Of a great victory
For Mexico.
For Mexico.

Today's a Day to Celebrate
(to the tune of "London Bridge")

Today's a day to celebrate,
Celebrate, celebrate,
Today's a day to celebrate
Courage under fire.

The Mexican Army, they were poor,
They were poor, they were poor,
The Mexican Army, they were poor,
But that did not stop them.

They followed orders and charged ahead,
Charged ahead, charged ahead,
They followed orders and charged ahead,
Routing the French forces.

A great victory they did win,
They did win, they did win,
A great victory they did win
In the Battle of Puebla.

Today's the Fifth of May
(to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell")

Today's the fifth of May,
"Cinco de Mayo," we say,
Let's join hands and sing and play --
It's Cinco de Mayo today.
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