TIGER BY THE TAIL
SONG: I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail by Buck Owens
CHOREOGRAPHER: Jan Wyllie, Hervey Bay, Qld., Australia
Email:email@example.com 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
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