(November 5 1857
– 1931) was one of the most famous songwriters of British music hall
(similar to American Vaudeville
), probably most famous for the song Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow Wow
Joseph was born into a family of "stage people". His father was George Tabrar.
Tabrar began his musical career in the church choir. He later became a bell hanger and a plumber. During his 60-year songwriting career, Tabrar wrote thousands of songs, many of them written to order.
- All Bad! Very Very Bad 1887?
- Bid Me Goodbye For Ever
- Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow Wow 1892
- Dear Old Ned
- For months and months and months 1909?
- Goodbye! Goodbye!! Goodbye!!! 1887?
- He’s Sailing On the Briny Ocean
- Hundreds and Thousands
- Just a little 1889?
- Madame Duvan 1880s
- Mary Ann
- Not While Britannia's Alive 1890?
- Oh! You Little Darling (188?)
- She's a Real Good Mother 1883
- Ting Ting That's How The Bell Goes
- Trilby's Revival
- Waiting Waiting Waiting