JOSEPH TABRAR

COMPOSER OF MUSIC HALL SONGS





Joseph Tabrar was a prolific and talented composer of Music Hall songs. 

 

His most enduring song DADDY WOULDN’T BUY ME A BOW WOW, which was a huge hit for the music hall star Vesta Victoria.    

 

Joseph Tabrar is the father of FRED EARLE.

 

Obituary:

Mr JOSEPH TABRAR

Popular Song Writer Dead

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The death is announced at Penton Place, Newington Butts, London SE of Mr Joseph Tabrar.   He was 74 years of age.

 

in his earlier days Mr Tabrar composed many popular songs, the most popular of which, perhaps was "Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow Wow," first sung by Vesta Victoria.

 

Mr Charles Lucas, of Francis Day & Hunter (Ltd), the musical publishers, said to a reporter : -  "I saw Mr Tabrar last month, when looked very fit, despite his age.   He was a fine lyric writer for the variety stage, and many of his songs are still popular numbers in the programmes of the "Veterans of Variety.'

 

"He was a man of the most charming and generous personality.  He was frequently too generous, perhaps for his own interests.  His mind was vital to the last, and within the last  year he talked to me about modernising his musical methods."

 

Joseph Tabrar was laid to rest in the Variety plot at Streatham Park Cemetery.

 

Here is a list of the songs that Joseph Tabrar composed:

 

ALL IN DAY (BID ME GOODBYE FOREVER)

ALL THE BOYS IN OUR CHOIR

AND VERY NICE TOO

BUY ME SOME ALMOND ROCK

CHARLEY’S AUNT

DADDY WOULDN’T BUY ME A BOW WOW

DEAR KIND DOCTOR

DEARLY BELOVED BRETHEN

DEAR ME!  IS THAT POSSIBLE?

DEAR OLD NED

DON’T BE SO PARTICULAR, DEAR

FOR MONTHS AND MONTH AND MONTHS

GOODBYE, GOODBYE, GOODBYE

HARD TIMES COME AGAIN NO MORE

HAVE YOU SEEN HER?

HE’S GOING TO  MARRY MARY ANN

HE’S SAILING ON THE BRINY OCEAN

I LOVE MY LITTLE POLLY

I SAY CABBY!

IT AIN’T ALL LAVENDER

LET  GO THE ANCHORS, BOYS

LIKE A GIRL

LOCK HIM UP

MADAME DUVAN

MAID OF LONDON ERE WE PART

THE NIGHT ALARM

NOBODY KNOWS WHO DONE IT

OH YOU LITTLE DARLING

REMARKABLE FELLAH!

ROMEO AND JULIET

SHE WAS FAT, FAIR AND FORTY

THE SHIP WENT DOWN

THEY’RE ALL GOOD

TI! HI! TIDDELLY HI!

TING, TING, THAT’S HOW THE BELL GOES

TRILBY’S RIVAL

WAITING FOR ME

WE PUT HIM IN A CAB AND SENT HIM HOME

WHAT’S THE WORLD COMING TO?

WHAT WITH YOURS AND WHAT WITH MINE

THE WILDS OF PECKHAM RYE

THE WINKLE’S WEDDING.