TIGER BY THE TAIL

SONG: I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail by Buck Owens

CHOREOGRAPHER: Jan Wyllie, Hervey Bay, Qld., Australia

Email:janwyllie@iinet.net.au   Web Site: http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~janwyllie/

DANCE:32 counts,  2 walls, 100bpm, Easy Intermediate Level, Start on vocals on word ‘tiger’

 Choreo September 06.  Re released in January 2010 because of the Tiger Woods scandal!!!                                       2 LITTLE TAGS ======================================================

STEPS           PATTERN OF DANCE

                           Step Pivot 1/4, Cross/Shuffle, Weave Left With One Syncopated Step

1,2                            Step fwd on R, Pivot 1/4 left transferring wt to L

3&4                          Cross shuffle to the left stepping R,L,R

5,6                            Step L to left, Step R behind L

&                              Step L to left

7,8                            Step R across L, Step L to left

 

                                 Rock/Return, 1/4 Shuffle Back, 1/2 Shuffle Fwd, Rock/ Return

9,10                          Rock/step R behind L, Rock/return wt onto L

11&12                    Making 1/4 left shuffle back R,L,R

13&14                    Making a further 1/2 left shuffle fwd L,R,L

15,16                        Rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L

                                

                                 4 Syncopated Heel Jacks, Coaster Back, Lock Shuffle Fwd

&17                          Step back on R, Touch L heel fwd

&18                          Step L beside R, Touch R beside L

&19                          Step back on R, Touch L heel fwd

&20                          Step L beside R, Touch R beside L

21&22                    Step back on R, Step L beside R, Step fwd on R

23&24                    Step fwd on L, Lock/step R behind L, Step fwd on L

 

                                 Step Pivot 1/4, Step Pivot 1/4, 4 Cross Skips Fwd

25,26                        Step fwd on R, Pivot 1/4 left transferring wt to L

27,28                        Step fwd on R, Pivot 1/4 left transferring wt to L

&29                          Hop fwd on L while hitching R , Step R over L towards left diagonal (skip)

&30                          Hop fwd on R while hitching L, Step L over R towards right diagonal (skip)

&31                          Hop fwd on L while hitching R, Step R over L towards left diagonal (skip

&32                          Hop fwd on R while hitching L, Step L over R towards right diagonal (skip)

 

                                 * At the end of walls 2 and 5 there are an extra 2 counts to use up.

1,2                               Just step fwd on R, Step L beside R and start the dance again.

 

Ending:  After the final wall of the dance, you will be facing the home wall with just 4 counts left. Do this:

1,2,3&4                  Rock fwd  on R, Rock back on L. R coaster step .

 

I’ve never had a tiger by the tail …. Well, not literally anyhow.

But I am familiar  with the feeling of holding onto something that is pulling me 

forward faster then I really want to go and being  too scared to let go in case it turns around and bites me.  I guess that’s what it feels like to have a tiger by the tail…......

my line dance career has been a bit like that at times

                                

This dance is easy but it’s not for new beginners.  It feels a bit familiar

to me at the end and I think it is Pick A Pocket that it’s reminding me of….

Do you  remember the bit where we used to run fwd and be silly?

Hope you can still remember how to skip  -  it’s been a long time!

See you on the floor sometime…. Jan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original sheet by

Jan Wyllie