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Played on 11 June 1969 by Garcia, Lesh, Hart and Constanten (with John Dawson, David Nelson and Peter Grant) at a concert billed as "Bobby Ace And His Cards From The Bottom Of The Deck." The list is from DeadBase - no known tape of the performance exists. These are the lyrics from the original Buck Owens version:

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Owens
Howard
Music By
Owens
Howard
Lyrics

I've got a tiger by the tail it's plain to see
I won't be much when you've got through with me
Well I'm 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 living takes the wind from my sails
And it looks like I've got a tiger by the tail

Well every night you drag me where the bright lights are 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

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    I've got a tiger by the tail it's plain to see
    I won't be much when you've got through with me
    Well I'm 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 living takes the wind from my sails
    And it looks like I've got a tiger by the tail

    Well every night you drag me where the bright lights are 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

    Played on 11 June 1969 by Garcia, Lesh, Hart and Constanten (with John Dawson, David Nelson and Peter Grant) at a concert billed as "Bobby Ace And His Cards From The Bottom Of The Deck." The list is from DeadBase - no known tape of the performance exists. These are the lyrics from the original Buck Owens version: