Too Many Tigers



In favor of species extinctions.
     Posted By: Paul - Wed Oct 25, 2017
     Category: Animals | Music | 1960s





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Actually, he's fine with them being in the zoo. He just doesn't want one in his tank, at his breakfast table, or stealing his girl.
Posted by ges on 10/25/17 at 09:10 AM
His references:

Sue Thompson; Paper Tiger:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d58V6a1Cyco

Buck Owens; I've Got A Tiger By The Tail:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGYE77y4qY4


Jim Nesbitt; I've Got A Tiger In my Tank:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9W2EonGvmc


and Lou Reed's pre-Velvet version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egOPIDat-rw
Posted by S. Norman on 10/26/17 at 07:54 AM
I suspect Jim Nesbitt got the metaphor of a tiger in the tank from Humble/Esso/Exxon advertising slogan, which according to one source I found, dates back to 1959. Nesbitt first recorded it in 1964.
Posted by ges on 10/26/17 at 11:43 PM
Yes, and so does the Buck Owens song
Posted by S. Norman on 10/27/17 at 07:53 AM
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