I've Got a Tiger By the Tail (album)

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I've Got a Tiger by the Tail
Studio album by Buck Owens
Released March 10, 1965
Recorded December 1964, Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Country
Length 31:59
Label Capitol ST-2283
Producer Ken Nelson
Buck Owens chronology
I Don't Care
I've Got a Tiger by the Tail
Before You Go
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

I've Got a Tiger by the Tail is an album by Buck Owens and his Buckaroos, released in 1965. It reached Number one on the Billboard Country charts and Number 43 on the Pop Albums charts.[2]

It was re-released on CD in 1995 by Sundazed Records with two bonus tracks, both live performances recorded in Bakersfield, CA at the Civic Auditorium in October 1963. The album appears in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail" (Harlan Howard, Buck Owens) – 2:12
  2. "Trouble and Me" (Howard) – 1:54
  3. "Let the Sad Times Roll On" (Owens, Red Simpson) – 2:14
  4. "Wham Bam" (Buck Owens, Bonnie Owens, Don Rich) – 2:01
  5. "If You Fall Out of Love With Me" (Owens, Owens) – 2:15
  6. "Fallin' for You" (Owens, Owens, Rich) – 2:01

Side two[edit]

  1. "We're Gonna Let the Good Times Roll" (Owens) – 2:15
  2. "The Band Keeps Playin' On" (Red Simpson, Fuzzy Owen) – 3:02
  3. "The Streets of Laredo" – 2:55
  4. "Cryin' Time" (Owens) – 2:30
  5. "A Maiden's Prayer" (Bob Wills) – 2:33
  6. "Memphis Tennessee" (Chuck Berry) – 2:27

1995 bonus tracks:

  1. "This Ol' Heart" (Eddie Miller, Bob Morris) – 1:12
  2. "Act Naturally" (Johnny Russell, Voni Morrison) – 2:28


  • Buck Owensguitar, vocals
  • Don Rich – guitar, fiddle, vocals (lead vocal on "Wham Bam")
  • Doyle Holly – bass, guitar, vocals (lead vocal on "Streets of Laredo")
  • Tom Brumley – pedal steel guitar, guitar
  • Willie Cantu – drums
  • Mel King – drums
  • Bob Morris – bass, vocals
  • Jay McDonald – pedal steel guitar
  • Jelly Sanders – fiddle, guitar


Preceded by
Top Country Albums number-one album of the year
Succeeded by
My World by Eddy Arnold