Written and recorded by Richie Valens, and based on an old Mexican folk song. The backing is a simple three chord progression C to F to G . (1 1V V ) What makes the song memorable and a joy to play is the rhythm and infectious energy that can be created . This song sounds great on a ukulele, or, as the Mexicans say Ándale, ándale! Un Ukelele !
“ukelele” is the Spanish spelling.