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I’ve Got a Tiger By the Tail

Roy Skjellaug

Låtskrivare: Harlan Howard / Buck Owens (1964); Artister: Buck Owens (1964), Covers ¹);
Album: Buck Owens  ‘I’ve Got a Tiger By the Tail’ (1965). Countrylistan: #1 den 20 februari 1965

Harlan Howard och Buck skulle skriva låtar. Men det var idétorka. Buck behövde räta på ryggen så han reste sig upp och tittade ut genom fönstret. Där fanns det en Esso mack och man hade tagit med slogan på skylten:

Buck funderade några minuter med Harlan och sen skrev de:

[Chorus: Buck Owens]
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 a turning mighty pale
Looks like I’ve got a tiger by the tail

[Verse 1: Buck Owens]
Well I thought the day I met you, you were meek as a lamb
Just the kind to fit my dreams and plans
But now the pace we’re living takes the wind from my sails
And it looks like I’ve got a tiger by the tail

[Chorus: Buck Owens]
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 a turning mighty pale
Looks like I’ve got a tiger by the tail

[Verse 2: Buck Owens]
Well every night you drag me where the bright lights are found
There ain’t no way to slow you down
Im as ’bout as helpless as a leaf in a gale
And it looks like I’ve got a tiger by the tail

[Chorus: Buck Owens]
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 a turning mighty pale
Looks like I’ve got a tiger by the tail

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