Daddy Wouldn’t Buy Me a Bow Wow

 

Daddy wouldn't Buy me a
Bow-Wow

by Joseph Tabrar

Famous Dog Poems and Dog Poetry - Daddy Wouldn’t Buy Me a Bow Wow
We have dedicated this section of the site to famous Dog poems, poetry and even some favourite dog songs. A favourite dog song of all time is the lyrics from Daddy Wouldn’t Buy Me a Bow Wow  - a real treat for anyone who has never heard of this song. Daddy Wouldn’t Buy Me a Bow Wow was written in 1892 by English songwriter Joseph Tabrar.

 

 

Joseph Tabrar (1857 - 1931) was the 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) We are sure that every dog lover will take enormous pleasure from the words of the Song - Daddy Wouldn’t Buy Me a Bow Wow and smile at the memories that it will stir!
 

Daddy Wouldn’t Buy Me a Bow Wow
 by
Joseph Tabrar


I love my little cat, I do
With soft black silky hair
It comes with me each day to school
And sits upon the chair
When teacher says "why do you bring
That little pet of your's?"
I tell her that I bring my cat
Along with me because

Daddy wouldn't buy me a bow-wow! bow wow!
Daddy wouldn't buy me a bow-wow! bow wow!
I've got a little cat
And I'm very fond of that
But I'd rather have a bow wow wow!

We used to have two tiny dogs
Such pretty little dears
But daddy sold 'em 'cause they used
To bite each other's ears
I cried all day, at eight each night
Papa sent me to bed
When Ma came home and wiped my eyes
I cried again and said

Daddy wouldn't buy me a bow-wow! bow wow!
Daddy wouldn't buy me a bow-wow! bow wow!
I've got a little cat
And I'm very fond of that
But I'd rather have a bow wow wow

I'll be so glad when I get old
To do just as I "likes"
I'll keep a parrot and at least
A half a dozen tykes
And when I've got a tiny pet
I'll kiss the little thing
Then put it in its little cot
And on to it I'll sing

Daddy wouldn't buy me a bow-wow! bow wow!
Daddy wouldn't buy me a bow-wow! bow wow!
I've got a little cat
And I'm very fond of that
But I'd rather have a bow wow wow

 

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Famous Dog Poems and Dog Poetry
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To Flush My Dog a poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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Rainbow Bridge a poem by an Unknown Author
A Dogs Soul a poem by an Unknown Author
The Power of the Dog a poem by Rudyard Kipling
The Secret Messages in famous Dog Nursery Rhymes
Epitaphs to Dogs by Sir William Watson and Lord Byron

 

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