Hey Mamasita – Spanish Kids Song?

Kerri wrote me as she is looking for a song that starts, “Hey mamasita”…

Hi Lisa.

I am looking for the words to a song. I can’t seem to find them.
I know the first verse & the children I watch love it. I thought it was Spanish. It goes like this:

Hey mamasita*,
Hey mamasita,
Mamasita can I buy you some bananas,
or a papaya.

That is all I know. Have you ever heard of this? If you can help, I would appreciate it.

Thank you.

Kerri

*”Mamasita” may be spelled as “mamacita”.

If anyone knows the lyrics to this song, please write me.

Thanks!

Lisa

Please visit the Mama Lisa’s World Spain Page for Spanish kids songs with their English translations.

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29 Responses to “Hey Mamasita – Spanish Kids Song?”

  1. Lisa Says:

    Derek Raugh wrote me…

    Hello I saw your post regarding “Mamacita.” Sorry I cannot help, I am in the same boat. I sang that song in music class 30 years ago and it’s been stuck in my head for the last two. I would love to sing it/play it for my son. If you ever get to the bottom of the mystery, could you please fill me in. It would be very much appreciated.

    Thank you and have a great day!

  2. Lisa Says:

    Gerri Simpson wrote me…

    Hi,
    I recently purchased a cheap Christmas CD at a discount store for $1.49.
    The last track is titled “Mamasita”, however, it is a Christmas song:

    Mamasita, Donde esta Santa Clause?
    Donde esta Santa Clause?…and the toys that he will leave?
    Later in the song it has Santa calling out to his reindeer…
    On Pancho
    On Vixen
    On Pedro
    On Blitzen
    Ole, ole, ole, ole, ole….cha cha cha.

    It’s an adorable song, and my kids and I crack up whenever we listen to it. I am of Mexican descent, and I don’t ever recall my father or grandmother mentioning this song.
    Just thought I’d pass this along to you.

    Gerri Simpson

  3. Sandy Howell Says:

    The song “Feliz Navidad”, was written and performed by Jose Feliciano.
    It has become an American traditional Christmas song. Jose Feliciano
    crossed the charts with this song. Another tidbit, he was also blind.

  4. Lisa Says:

    I found these lyrics to Donde esta Santa Claus

    Donde Esta Santa Claus?

    Mamacita, donde esta Santa Claus?
    Donde esta Santa Claus?
    And the toys that he will leave.
    Mamacita, oh, where is Santa Claus?
    I look for him because it’s a Christmas Eve.

    I know that I should be sleeping,
    But maybe he’s not far away,
    Out of the window I’m peeping,
    Hoping to see him in his sleigh.

    I hope he won’t forget to clack his castinet,
    And to his reindeer, say,
    “Oh Pancho, Oh! Vixen, Oh! Pedro, Oh! Blitzen,”
    Ole! Ole! Ole! cha cha cha.

    Mamacita, donde esta Santa Claus?
    Oh! Where is Santa Claus?
    It’s Christmas Eve.

    Mamacita, donde esta Santa Claus?
    I look for him because it’s Christmas Eve.

    I know that I should be sleeping,
    But maybe he’s not far away,
    Out of the window I’m peeping,
    Hoping to see him in sleigh.

    I hope he won’t forget to crack his castinet,
    And to his reindeer, say,
    “Oh Pancho, Oh! Vixen, Oh! Pedro, Oh! Blitzen,”
    Ole! Ole! Ole! cha cha cha.

    Mamacita, donde esta Santa Claus?
    Oh! Where is Santa Claus?
    It’s Christmas Eve.

    It’s Christmas Eve.
    It’s Christmas Eve.
    It’s Christmas Eve.
    Alright, Mamacita. I’ll go to sleep now.
    It’s Christmas Eve……

    To hear a RealAudio Recording of Mamacita, Donde Esta Santa Claus

  5. James Says:

    no no no…not mamacita… it’s Mama Paquita! ;)

    Mama Paquita, Mama Paquita,
    Mama Paquita, buy your baby a papaya
    A ripe papaya and a banana,
    A ripe papaya that your baby will enjoy, ma-ma-ma-ma,

    Mama Paquita, Mama Paquita,
    Mama Paquita says, “I haven’t any money
    To buy papayas and ripe bananas,
    Let’s go to Carnival and dance the night away!”

    Mama Paquita, Mama Paquita,
    Mama Paquita, buy your baby some pajamas,
    A new pajamas, and a sombrero,
    A new sombrero that your baby will enjoy, ma-ma-ma-ma,
    Mama Paquita, Mama Paquita,
    Mama Paquita says, “I haven’t any money
    To buy pajamas, and a sombrero,
    Let’s go to Carnival and dance the night away!”

  6. Lisa Says:

    Thanks for the lyrics!

    Mama Paquita seems to be a Brazilian folk song about the Carnival. If anyone knows the lyrics in the original language, please send them and I’ll post them too. Thanks! Lisa

  7. TARLIE Says:

    I, TOO, TRY TO SING THIS SONG WITH MY DAUGHTER…

    IREMEMBER:

    MAMAMAMACITA – I HAVENT ANY MONEY TO BUY PAPAYA – OH SWEET PAPAYA THAT MY BABY WILL ENJOY…

  8. Meghan Says:

    Here are the Mamacita, Donde Esta Santa Claus lyrics in Spanish, in case anyone is interested:

    Mamacita, Donde Esta Santa Claus

    Mamacita dónde está Santa Claus
    Dónde está Santa Claus
    Porque yo lo quiero ver

    Mamacita yo quiero a Santa Claus
    Porque ya va a llegar la navidad

    Yo sé que debo estar dormida
    Pero así no lo puedo ver
    Mejor ábrele la ventana
    Para que el pueda entrar
    Muy pronto llegará lo siento arribar
    En su trineo veloz
    Hay Pancho despierta
    El Pedro alerta, ole ole ole

    Mamacita yo quiero a Santa Claus
    Porque ya va a llegar la navidad

    Mamacita dónde está Santa Claus
    Dónde está Santa Claus
    Porque yo lo quiero ver

    Mamacita yo quiero a Santa Claus
    Porque ya va a llegar la navidad

    Yo sé que debo estar dormida
    Pero así no lo puedo ver
    Mejor ábrele la ventana
    Para que el pueda entrar
    Muy pronto llegará lo siento arribar
    En su trineo veloz
    Hay Pancho despierta
    El Pedro alerta, ole ole ole

    Mamacita yo quiero a Santa Claus
    Porque ya va a llegar la navidad

    Mamacita yo quiero a Santa Claus
    Porque ya va a llegar la navidad

    Mamacita yo quiero a Santa Claus
    Porque ya va a llegar la navidad
    Porque ya va a llegar la navidad

  9. Lorraine James Says:

    The words one of your readers was looking for I found at
    http://www.lyricsmania.com/lyrics/christmas_songs_lyrics_10575
    The words are: Mamacita, donde esta santa claus, donde esta santa claus? and the toys that he will leave. Mamacita, oh, where is santa claus? I look for him because it’s Christmas Eve. I know that I should be sleeping, but maybe he’s not far away, out of the window I’m peeping, hoping to see him in his sleigh. I hope he won’t forget to clack his castinet, and to his reindeer, say, Oh pancho, oh vixen, oh pedro, oh blitzen. Ole! Ole! Ole! cha cha cha. Mamaciata, donde esta santa clause, oh where is santa claus? It’s christmas eve.

  10. Lisa Says:

    Helen wrote me..

    hey

    i think I can help with the the song…

    it was rcorded by shelly west and also by Katy Moffatt

    i have a friend who is like a sister..she grew up in california and resides in texas…she often calls me mamcita..as far as I can gather it is a term of affection…..papcita i once read is brother,..so mamcita i guess..little mother…is like sister or a female who is close to you

    hope this helps

    Helen

    Thanks for writing! -Lisa

  11. Melissa Says:

    I’m so glad you wanted to know too! My daughter sang that song at a PTA meeting. I feel in love with it in a heartbeat! I fiinally had the guts to look it up and TA-DA! Its such a good song for kids.
    Melissa

  12. Lisa Says:

    If you’d ever like to record your daughter singing it, I’d be happy to post a recording – or if anyone else out there would like to sing it!

    -Lisa

  13. elma tijerina Says:

    Hey Lisa,

    In regards to Gerri Simpson song on the reindeers, it was donkeys instead of reindeers… It was also Santa Clause cousin from south of the boder Panch Claus….I grew up with that song and Mamasita Donde Esta Santa Clause along with many more… I have a burned copy of the songs if anyone cares for one, but I don’t have none of the lyrics.

    elma

  14. ROSE Says:

    This is my favorite:

    Take a look at this page I found, Dominic The Donkey. You can see this page at: http://www.minibite.com/christmas/dominickthedonkey.htm

  15. Guille Says:

    The song is “Donde esta santa claus” by Augie Rios

  16. Mayren Says:

    Im also looking for the mamacita song that is just like the Augie Rios version. The difference is that it is sung by two kids (boy and girl), Also there is one adult on the track. In the middle of the song theres a mix where the kids say ” alright mamacita its time to break down”. If anyone knows the name I would appreciate it sooo much! Ive been looking for it and cannot seem to find it…its a gift and it doesnt matter if I find it after the holidays. Thank you so much!
    please feel free to email me at sardonicangel12@aol.com
    Mayren

  17. JAIMITO Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3eAaxQVaHE

  18. Monique Says:

    The song Kerri was looking for is the one James mentioned, i.e. a Brazilian Carnival song. The original song was written in 1936 by Vicente Paiva and Jararaca and recorded in 1937. Here are the original lyrics in Brazilian Portuguese:

    – Mamãe eu quero!
    – Qué o que, meu filho?
    – Mamãe eu quero ir pra Avenida!
    – Pra que, meu filho?
    – Esse ano eu quero entrar nos cordões!
    – Você vai entrar é na lenha, ouviu?
    – Ih! Mamãe está “semi-com-flauta”! Mamãe eu quero!

    Mamãe eu quero, mamãe eu quero
    Mamãe eu quero mamá
    Dá a chupeta, dá a chupeta
    Dá a chupeta pro bebê não chorá
    Mamãe, mamãe, mamãe eu quero

    Dorme filhinho do meu coração
    Pega a mamadeira
    E vem entrá pro meu cordão
    Eu tenho uma irmã que se chama Ana
    De piscá o olho já ficou sem a pestana

    Olho as pequenas mas daquele jeito
    Tenho muita pena
    Não ser criança de peito
    Eu tenho uma irmã que é fenomenal
    Ela é da bossa e o marido é um boçal

    For those who know Portuguese, you can find all the story there http://br.geocities.com/musicaschiado/Mamaeeuquero.htm

    Bing Crosby recorded an English version of this song in 1942, the Andrews sisters had in 1940, a French version was recorded in 1941 by Maurice Chevalier.

  19. Monique Says:

    BTW, there already was a thread on this site http://www.mamalisa.com/blog/?p=196

  20. Donald Says:

    Looking for the song mamcita donde esta santa clause, I live in San Jose California.

  21. Lisa Says:

    Look earlier in these comments – the lyrics are there.

  22. Keri Renner Says:

    Thank you for having information about the Mama Paquita song! I sang that in music class when I was in 1st or 2nd grade back in the 70s. I always loved it because it’s catchy & can be quite infectious, but I couldn’t always remember all of the words. I heard it in the background of a movie recently & it brought the memory of grade school music class back! I’ll have to see if I can track down a cd of it, as my own gradeschool-aged daughter would love it!

    Thank you!

  23. Callie Says:

    We learned a song like that in music class and it goes like this
    Mama Paquita
    Mama Paquita
    Mama Paquita buy your children a papaya
    a ripe papaya
    and a banana
    a ripe banana that your children will enjoy
    Mama Mama Mama Paquita
    Mama Paquita
    Mama Paquita buy your children a papaya
    a ripe papaya
    and a banana
    a ripe banana that your children will enjoy

  24. ernie lopez Says:

    I would appreciate the lyrics and chords to Donde esta Santa Claus
    Thanks

  25. Monique Says:

    If you scroll up the page here you’ll find the lyrics. As for the chords they don’t seem available for free as far as I could find.

  26. amanda Says:

    James, thank you for posting mama paquita. THIS is what I’ve been looking for, thank you!

  27. Carl Says:

    I heard this for the first time in a store last week and I did a search and found your site. Then I searched you tube.
    I love it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3eAaxQVaHE

  28. Rachel Says:

    I remember singing this song in 1st grade – I don’t remember all of the lyrics and this was in Evansville, Wyoming, so it is possible the teacher didn’t get the correct translation. Any way, the only words/lyrics I can remember:
    My mamacita, my mamacita, my mamacita says I don’t have any money
    to buy bananas or a sombrero for my little baby brother to enjoy -

  29. Natty Says:

    I cried when I found this song.. when I was little we sang this in spanish.. I got picked on a lot for having a funny accent but in my music class it didnt matter. We sang and danced and no one cared what we sounded like.

    Mama Paquita
    Mama Paquita
    Mama Paquita
    Mama Paquita
    buy you baby a papaya, a ripe papaya and a banana. A ripe banana that your baby will enjoy. Ma, Ma,Ma,Ma,Ma,Ma Paquita, Mama Paquita, Mama Paquita says, “I haven’t any money. To buy papayas and ripe bananas. Let’s go to Carnival and dance the night away.
    Ma, Ma,Ma,Ma,Ma,Ma Paquita,Mama Paquita, Mama Paquita Buy your baby some pajamas. Some new pajamas and a sombrero. A new sombrerothat your baby will enjoy.
    Ma, Ma,Ma,Ma,Ma,Ma Paquita, Mama Paquita, Mama Paquita says, “I haven’t any money.To buy pajamas and a sombrero. Let’s go to Carnival and dance the night away.

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