In earliest days of the Morris, music was made by a simple pipe, by pipe and tabour, or the bagpipe.
Waking an hour later, she chanced to look casually at the tabour.
The "Feu St. Jean" was solemnly lit by the senior sheriff, to the sound of pipe and tabour.
"small drum resembling a tamborine," late 13c., from Old French tabour, tabur "drum" (11c.), probably from Persian tabir "drum," but evolution of sense and form are uncertain. Related to tambourine.