The Bobby McGee’s – Go, Tiger, Go (We Never Sleep)

The best ukulele bit of this song is impossible to hear on the album version, but Jimmy fills us on it in this video. So here’s the tab:


If you can’t handle the fancy stuff, you can play C and G in the chorus.

You can find this one on L’Appropriation Bourgoisie de la Bobby McGee’s (and you get a free sweetie when you buy it).

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  1. matt July 2nd, 2009 2:05 am

    i couldn’t stop staring at the gap in his teeth

    as a side note, you should do a tab for this song, if possible :D

  2. Kevin July 4th, 2009 1:24 am

    I really like the song, but I can’t figure out what he’s saying in the lyrics.

    Could someone help me figure this out?

  3. Woodshed July 5th, 2009 12:45 pm


    Do you mind* back when we were cool as Tigers?

    Do you mind back when we were cool as tigers?
    The greatest lovers and the greatest dancers
    We’d bop….
    We were the best dressed kids in the place
    We’d dance like we were from outer space
    & we’d bop…

    Go Tiger…go tiger…. go.
    Don’t ever let the dreams go/the bruises show
    You’re still the coolest cat that I know
    So Go Tiger Go Tiger Go!

    We were kings and queens of the indie dance floor
    When we danced, they’d take note
    & we’d bop.
    We’d dance all night on a pint of cider
    I was Elvis…you were Nancy Sinatra
    & we’d bop

    We’d never leave home without our ukuleles
    My crepe sole shoes & your pretty dresses.
    & we’d bop
    God help the dance floor that played our song
    anything by The Smiths, Pulp, The Rammones
    & We’d bop

    Go Tiger Go!

  4. Cymast February 5th, 2010 5:00 pm

    Thanks for posting these lyrics, this is my new fav song!

  5. Woodshed February 6th, 2010 6:46 pm

    Cymast: You’re welcome.

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