I’ve Got A Tiger By the Tail

Yes! It’s plain to see! According to Play Ukulele By Ear master Jim D’Ville, Buck Owens was a pioneering genious in the music industry. Jim D’Ville told us at his seminar that until Buck Owens starting creating songs with pauses in them (skipping a beat or beats in the middle of a lyrical stanza or measure) the technique was unheard of. He was the first to do it, and now it’s widely used in many songs. So just remember to pause before you sing “meek as a lamb”, “bright lights are found”, etc.

I’VE GOT A TIGER BY THE TAIL – Buck Owens & His Buckaroos

Written by Buck Owens, Harlan Howard, 1965

[D]//// [D7]//// [G]//// [G]//// [A7]//// [D]//// [A7]/  (D! DuDuDu)

– 

tacet

I’ve got a [D]tiger by the [D7] tail, it’s plain to [G]see

I [A7]won’t be much when you get through with [D]me   [A7]

Well I’m a-[D] losing weight and I’m [D7] turning mighty [G]pale

[A7]Looks like I’ve got a tiger by the [D]tail [A7]

Well I [D]thought the day I [D7]met you, you were [G]      meek as a lamb

[A7]Just the kind to fit my dreams and [D]plans [A7] But

[D] now the pace we’re [D7] living takes the [G]      wind from my sails

And it [A7]looks like I’ve got a tiger by the [D]tail [A7]/stop

tacet

I’ve got a [D]tiger by the [D7] tail, it’s plain to [G]see

I [A7]won’t be much when you get through with [D]me   [A7]

Well I’m a-[D] losing weight and I’m [D7] turning mighty [G]pale [G]

[A7]Looks like I’ve got a tiger by the [D]tail [A7]

Well [D] every night you [D7] drag me where the [G]        bright lights are found

[A7] There ain’t no │ way to slow you [D] down [A7]

[D] I’m about as [D7] helpless as a [G]       leaf in a gale

And it [A7] looks like I’ve got a tiger by the [D] tail [A7]/ stop

tacet

I’ve got a [D]tiger by the [D7] tail, it’s plain to [G]see

I [A7]won’t be much when you get through with [D]me   [A7]

Well I’m a [D]losing weight and I’m [D7]turning mighty [G]pale

[A7]Looks like I’ve got a tiger by the [D]tail [D]

[A7]Looks like I’ve got a tiger by the [D]tail [G] [A7] [D-A-D]

Here is a great TV video clip of Buck Owens & His Buckaroos from back in the day:

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