Why did it all change?
Pancho who was a fan of music, was known to keep bands and musicians around him and his men. Even though Villa personally abstained from drugs and alcohol (and lead the prohibition effort in Mexico) soldiers were often boisterous. Before the revolution, a traditional Spanish folksong originally about the Moors and infantry, had morphed into a song about a captain and cockroach. When the revolution armies who had spent a lot of time marching and fighting would sing the song, they would change the words again. “The cockaroach can’t walk anymore, because it doesn’t have marihuana to smoke.” The folksong took on a life of its own and variants began to spread all over Mexico throughout the revolution.