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Joseph Tabrar

Joseph Tabrar (1857 - 1931), son of George Tabrar.

Joseph Tabrar 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 (1892).

Joseph was born into a family of "stage people".

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 thosands of songs, many of them written to order.