One Pound Fish: New YouTube Sensation by Shahid Nazir

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Hailing from Pakistan, Muhammad Shahid Nazir is a fish seller in London. He used to be nondescript but thanks to a very catchy song he invented for attracting customers to his shop, Shahid is now a world-wide singing sensation. His song, titled as “One Pound Fish”, has been viewed more than 3.6 million times on YouTube.

Shahid moved to London one year ago from Pakistan. He hoped to make money in pounds and send it to his wife and children staying back in Pakistan. But perhaps Shahid had not expected that just a year later he will be world famous. Now people come from every corner of the world to see him singing.

“People have come from Australia, the US, Canada and all over Europe. They don’t come here to work or shop, they come for One Pound Fish Man,” Shahid says.

“My customers said to me, ‘Your song is very good, so catchy’” he explains.

His customers keep on encouraging him to participate in talent hunt programs.

“They said, ‘You should be a pop star, you should go on X Factor,’” Shahid says.

When he begins to sing in Queen’s Market, Upton Park, he quickly gets surrounded by a lot of people.

Yolanda Riley, 20, travelled from Ashford in Kent just to meet him. She says: “I am obsessed with his song, I had to meet him. He smelt like fish but he was amazing. I’m so happy now.”

Here are the lyrics of Shahid’s now famous song:

Come on Ladies, Come on Ladies, one pound fish,

Come on Ladies, Come on Ladies, one pound fish,

One pound fish,

Have have a look, Have have a look, One pound fish,

Have have a look, Have have a look, One pound fish,

Very very good, One pound fish,

Very very cheap, One pound fish,

Six for 5 pound, one pound each,

Six for 5 pound, one pound each,

Fish to the one pound,

Fish to the one pound,

Fish to the one pound,

Fish to the one pound,

Six for 5 pound, (pause) one pound each,

Fish to the one pound,

Fish to the one pound,

Come on ladies, Come on ladies, Today fish one pound each,

One pound each, One pound eaaaaaaach,

Very very good and very very cheap,

Very very good and very very cheap, One pound fish, One pound fish,

Have have a look, Have have a look, One pound fish,

Have have a look, Have have a look, One pound fish,

Very very good, One pound fish,

Very very cheap, One pound fish,

Six for 5 pound, one pound each,

Six for 5 pound, one pound each,

Very very good and Very very cheap,

One pound fish to the one pound fish,

Come on ladies come on, One pound fish, come on ladies come on one pound fish,

One pound fish, one pound fish

One pound fish, One pound fish

Very very cheap and Very very cheap (In Bangra swagger)

One pound fish, one pound fish

Very very cheap and Very very cheap

And here is Shahid singing “One Pound Fish”

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