Buck Owens performs “I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail” Live On Hee Haw 1979.

A classic of the Bakersfield sound, would be their fifth number one, was recorded on December 1, 1964, in Hollywood, California, and released on December 28. The song would be included on the album, I've Got A Tiger by The Tail (Capitol 1965), which was released on March 10, 1965.

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Single - I've Got A Tiger By The Tail
Single – I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail

A classic of the Bakersfield sound, would be their fifth number one, was recorded on December 1, 1964, in Hollywood, California, and released on December 28. The song would be included on the album, I’ve Got A Tiger by The Tail (Capitol 1965), which was released on March 10, 1965.

 

 

Cover Ray Charles Sings The Songs Of Buck Owens
Cover Ray Charles Sings The Songs Of Buck Owens

Some versions :
Dave Berry 1965 ( Decca )
Del Reeves 1965 ( Unaited Artist Records )
Ray Charles 1965 ( ABC Paramount )
Peter & Gordon 1966 ( Capitol )
Mrs. Elva Miller 1967 ( Capitol )
Mac Curtis 1968 ( Epic )
David Houston 1970 ( Epic)
The Derailers 2007 ( Palo Duro Records )
Daryl Singletary & Ricky Skaggs 2007(Sanachie Records)
The Waco brothers 2015( Blueshoot records)
…And many more .



Story Of The Song

Buck Owens And His Buckaroos performs “I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail” live on The Jimmy Dean Show 1965.





Buck Owens – I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail Lyrics

I’ve got a tiger by the tail, it’s plain to see
I won’t be much when you get through with me
Well I’m a-losing weight and I’m turning mighty pale
Looks like I’ve got a tiger by the tail

Well I thought the day I met you, you were meek as a lamb
Just the kind to fit my dreams and plans
Now, the pace we’re livin’ takes the wind from my sails
And it looks like I’ve got a tiger by the tail
I’ve got a tiger by the tail

I’ve got a tiger by the tail, it’s plain to see
I won’t be much when you get through with me
Well I’m a-losing weight and I’m turning mighty pale
Looks like I’ve got a tiger by the tail

Well, every night you drag me where the bright lights’re found
There ain’t no way to slow you down
I’m about as helpless as a leaf in a gale
And it looks like I’ve got a tiger by the tail
I’ve got a tiger by the tail

I’ve got a tiger by the tail, it’s plain to see
I won’t be much when you get through with me
Well I’m a-losing weight and I’m turning mighty pale
Looks like I’ve got a tiger by the tail

cover single I've Got A Tiger By The Tail
cover single I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail

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