De Colores is a children's folk song, giving thanks for the joy of colors in God's creation. It became associated with Cursillo in the early days of the movement, when a busload of pilgrims in Spain broke down, and the pilgrims had to walk about 20 miles along the mountain roads. The pilgrims sang De Colores over and over as they walked, and made about 70 new verses for the song. Since then it has become one of the traditional songs of Cursillo. Besides the original Spanish version, there are now several English versions.
De Colores, 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 every bright color to make my heart cry. (repeat)
Sing the rooster, sing the rooster, with his kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri.
And the cluck-hen, and the cluck-hen with her cara, cara, cara, cara, cara.
And the babe-chicks, and the babe-chicks with their pio, pio, pio, pio, pi.
De Colores and so must all love be of every bright color to make my heart cry.(repeat)