Mr. Tanner

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Mr. Tanner is a Harry Chapin song released on Short Stories. Mr. Tanner was based on a New York Times review of a performance by Martin Tubridy (note: the name is often misspelled Turbidy). There were actually two reviews published in the New York Times, the first on March 28, 1971 and the second on February 17, 1972.[1]

 Mr. Tanner became a concert staple with John Wallace singing the part of Mr. Tanner. At solo concerts, Harry would often bring audience members on the stage to sing Big John's part solo. 


First release

Live releases



Various artist anthologies

  • The Singers and Songwriters Collection (1973-1975) (1991) - Time-Life (CD)


Video performance

Tom Chapin and Timothy Breese Robin Eve at Wild About Harry Concert 2009


Epublishers Weekly: Art for Our Sake: From Harry Chapin to Susan Boyle - April 18, 2009


  1. "Tubridy Makes Song Debut". New York Times. March 28, 1971. Archived on 2003-12-23. Template:Citation error. Retrieved 2011-03-13 . 

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