Arnaut Osman is a hero of Serbian and Albanian epic poetry. He is also a hero of the epic poetry of Bosniaks. The Serbo-Croatian language songs about Arnaut Osman include Young Marjan and Arnaut Osman, Sekula and Arnaut Osman and Mujo Hrnjica kills Simun Brehulja. Albanian language songs about Arnaut Osman include Sirotan Alia and Arnaut Osman. The name of this here consists of personal name Osman and ethnonym Arnaut (Albanian).
The song Young Marjan and Arnaut Osman (Serbian: Млади Марјан и Арнаут-Осман) was recorded by Vuk Karadžić (Narodne srpske pjesme III, Lajpcig, 1823), based on the singing of Anđelko Vuković from Kosovo (from whose singing Vuk recorded totally four songs). The main motif of this song is brotherhood and conciliation.
Another song recorded by Vuk Karadžić (also in 1823) is titled Sekula and Arnaut Osman
The song Mujo Hrnjica kills Simun Brehulja (Bosnian: Mujo Hrnjica pogubi Simuna Brehulju) is evidence that Arnaut Osman was one of famous bayraktars in the epic poetry of Bosniaks. In this song, Christian hero Siun Brehulja inflicted deadly wounds to Arnaut Osman and killed cheteniks under his command.
Arnaut Osman is also a hero of the Albanian epic poetry. He is one of main characters in the song Sirotan Alia and Arnaut Osman (Albanian: Siran Tin Alia dhe Arnaut Osmani) Albanian epic poetry had almost identic song to song about Mali Radojica, although the name of the hero is not Mali Radojica but Arnaut Osman.
Од Ангелка ВуковиКа са Косова, из села Ораовца у околини Вучитрна, Вук КарациК je забележио песме: Млади MapjaH и Арнаут Осман...
... (у KOJOJ доминира мотив помирен>а и братишьен>а).