Can Anyone Help with a Czech Song about Chocolate?

Vinny wrote asking for help with a song…


My grandmother used to sing this Czech song to my sister and I at bedtime. I am spelling out the sounds which is as close as I can come. I think it is about chocolate.

Ovra nazi zeem abeela
Ona samu leebeela
Vashee la mu chi chi (“i” sounds like “eye”)
Chocolada chenokava
Vashee la mu chi chi
Chocolada boom

Thanks for any help!!


If anyone can help Vinny with the original lyrics and/or a translation, please let us know in the comments below.


Mama Lisa

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6 Responses to “Can Anyone Help with a Czech Song about Chocolate?”

  1. Hana Says:

    I am from Czech republic, but I have never heard this song. I think, that it could be something like this (I am not sure):

    Od rána zima byla There was cold from morning
    Ona se mu líbila He liked her
    Vařila mu čaj, čaj. She made tea for him
    Čokoláda, černá káva. Chocolate, black coffee
    Vařila mu čaj, čaj She made tea for him
    Čokoláda – bum! Chocolate – boom!

  2. Hana Says:

    Maybe this is the correct version:

    Oba nazí, zima byla
    Ona se mu líbila
    Vařila mu čaj, čaj
    Čokoláda, černá káva.
    Vařila mu čaj, čaj,
    Čokoláda – bum!

  3. Hana Says:

    My last attempt:

    O vánocích zima byla
    Ona se mu líbila

  4. Tomas Says:

    I think it is a made up song. I agree the first line should be

    O vanocich zima byla There was cold at Christmas

  5. Pavlina Parks Says:

    msg for Hana…super job! klobouk dolu smekam…

  6. Hana Says:

    Hi Lisa

    I have found this melody and maybe the made up song about chocolate and that song about coffee and sugar have something in common.


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