There was a group of cursillistas (those who’ve just attended a Cursillo weekend) in Spain riding home on a bus, singing and rejoicing, when the weather turned….a frightening storm with lightning and thunder had them huddling together in the bus on the side of the road, and even halted their singing. But when the storm was over, the clouds parted and the sun peeked through. As the tension lessened, one cursillista looked out the window at the farm they had parked in front of; and there saw a rooster, resplendent in color in the sparkling aftermath of the storm.
- Singing and shouting ‘De Colores!‘ the cursillistas began to rejoice again, writing a 70-verse song praising God and rejoicing in the shining colors of a little rooster!
- Hence, the greeting, De Colores, wishes you that joy.
Lost Verses! Sing the Chorus Sing the chorus, sing the chorus Because no one can really remember the verses, Sing the chorus, sing the chorus cause what rhymes in Spanish does not rhyme in English. Sing the chorus, sing the chorus Because all the words never really seem to fit. Sing the chorus and clap your hands loudly and No-one will notice you really don’t know it ! Sing the chorus and clap your hands loudly and No-one will notice you really don’t know it ! ‘Ole!
Oh the Calories! Oh, the calories, the calories we see when we’re happily camping with pasta; Oh the colors, the colors we see when pajama and wine both catch fire; Oh, the colors of gasoline, iris, vermin and lace; And posses of grandmas and movies, we all find quite groovy, so gutsy are we !