Artist & Tune
About the Song
The exact origins of the song are unclear. It may have had its origins as early as the 16th century in the Americas.
The current widely sung lyrics were identified as first being sung at Cursillo Catholic retreats in Majorca, Spain, in the 1940s.
The song became closely identified with the United FarmQorkers Union in the 1960s BS 1970s led by Cesar Chavez and Delores Huertes.