Children in Mexico often drink chocolate with breakfast. They stir it with a special utensil called a molinillo which is held between the palms and rotated back and forth. During the chorus of this rhyme, children rub their palms together and pretend to "stir" the chocolate with a molinillo. Children repeat the verse, faster and faster each time. A version of this song may be found in NiƱez, Spanish Songs, Games and Stories of Childhood by Virginia Nylander Ebinger.

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Bate, bate, chocolate,

Stir, stir, chocolate,

tu nariz de cacahuate.

your nose is a peanut.

Uno, dos, tres, CHO!

One, two, three, CHO!

Uno, dos, tres, CO!

One, two, three, CO!

Uno, dos, tres, LA!

One, two, three, LA!

Uno, dos, tres, TE!

One, two, three, TE!

Chocolate, chocolate!

Chocolate, chocolate!

Bate, bate, chocolate!

Stir, stir, the chocolate!

Bate, bate, bate, bate,

Stir, stir, stir, stir,

Bate, bate, CHOCOLATE!

Stir, stir, CHOCOLATE!

Vocals by Tiffany Eng, Michele Lamb, Christine McNew, and Grete Pasch; Michele Turner on mandolin, Allen Mullen on guitar.

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