or Tantrabolus. We shall live till we die, like Tarabolus [or Tantrabolus ]. Tarabolus, Ali Pacha, was grand vizier in 1693, and was strangled in 1695 by order of Mustapha II.
Tantarabobs means the devil. Noisily playful children are called Tantrabols.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894