Abdul Abulbul Amir Videos

Abdul Abulbul Amir was first performed by its author Percy French as a monologue at Trinity College, Dublin.

Abdul Abulbul Amir
Abdul Abulbul Amir Sequels
Lyrics and chords

It quickly became popular at concerts, recitals and musical evenings across the world, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Here is a monologue of the poem.

The song became a concert favourite with the American vaudeville star Frank Crumit, who was popular in the first half of the 20th century. This was recorded in 1927. His recording of Abdul Abulbul Amir sold more than 4 million records.

The Irish singer and entertainer Brendan O’Dowda also loved the song and performed it regularly at concerts.


Abdul Abulbul Amir
Abdul Abulbul Amir Sequels
Lyrics and chords

Links to other songs by Percy French
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Abdul Abulbul Amir
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McBrean’s Heifer
Phil the Fluther’s Ball

Percy French – the songwriter

Sequels of Abdul Abulbul Amir
Abdul Abulbul Amir – original
Return of Abdul Abulbul Amir
Grandson of Abdul Abulbul Amir
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