WHO SENT THOSE PERSIAN PLUMS?

WHO SENT THOSE PERSIAN PLUMS?
Song
Anatol Friedland
Edgar Allan Woolf
Jerome H. Remick & Co.
A Persian Garden
Starmer
From “A Persian Garden, Vaudeville’s Greatest Musical Comedy.”

Other published songs were “My Little Persian Rose” and “The Girl in the Persian Rug.”

Oh, it strikes me as very mysterious,
who sent those plums to the Shiek;
To the Shiek, what a cheek,
(oh, he was an awful freak)
It’s the criminal I seek,
And once I find that vagabond,
I’ll cut off both his thumbs,
And then I’ll drown him in the pond,
For sending those Persian plums.
He’ll lose his thumbs for sending Persian plums,
For sending plums he’ll lose his Persian thumbs.

CHORUS:

Who sent those Persian plums?
Did you do it?
No, I didn’t,
Did you do it?
No, I didn’t!
I think I’ve got the criminal here,
There’s a purple stain upon his thumbs;
Did you send those Persian plums?
Did you do it?
No, I didn’t!
Yes, you did!
No. I didn’t, didn’t, didn’t!
Yes, you did it, did it, did it!
Are you sure you didn’t did it?
Why I couldn’t did it, did it;
Well, if no one did it, did it,
I would like to know who did it?
Yes, I’d really like to know who did.

Iran/Persia
WHO SENT THOSE PERSIAN PLUMS?