Can Anyone Help with a Polish Song that Sounds Like “Vee Gee Mama”?

Karen wrote asking for help with a Polish song from her childhood. Here’s her email:

I am Polish but never learned the language although it was used all around me growing up.

My grandfather used to bounce me on his knee and sing a song. He passed in the 70’s. I remember the tune but the words are beyond me… If I give them to you phonetically, perhaps you would recognize them? I have no more Polish speaking family. Any help would be appreciated. The song keeps going around in my head. (It could well be just a piece of Nonsense!)

Vee gee mama
Vee gee mama
Yak tosh leh
Shish ke pano
Hopsu myo
Ah nya nye

I know it looks odd but that’s what is going around in my head… and it’s OK to laugh!


If anyone can help with this rhyme, please comment below. Thanks! -Mama Lisa

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4 Responses to “Can Anyone Help with a Polish Song that Sounds Like “Vee Gee Mama”?”

  1. Marblescraps Says:

    I believe I can decipher some words, it could go like this:

    Widzi mama
    widzi mama
    jak to źle
    Szyszkę palą?
    A ja nie

    Unfortunately nothing remotely similar comes to my mind nor could I find anything on the internet. Maybe if you sent me a recording with the melody I could find something, as I have more of an ear for songs than a memory for words. You can find me on discord – nick is my name above and the number 4979
    Anyways, Merry Christmas – Wesołych Świat!

  2. agga Says:


    Look on Web-
    “Bije Mama, bije Mama, bije mnie”
    That’s the song

  3. Hamilton Says:

    It’s probably a version of this?: [Bije mama]

  4. Lisa Says:

    That’s called Bije Mama and you can find the lyrics here.

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