PAPER TIGER

By John D. Loudermilk
1964 Acuff-Rose Publ. Inc.

Quit beatin' your chest and actin' like you're gonna bite a big hole out of me
Quit messin' and testin' 'cause this ain't at all impressin' to me
Paper Tiger, Paper Tiger
You Paper Tigers are all alike
Your roar is much worse than your bite

Quit spyin' and sighin' and lyin' and tryin' to be so mean
'Cause you ain't scarin' nobody, baby, you're just makin' a scene
Paper Tiger, Paper Tiger
You're just a-flutterin' in the trees
Ain't shakin' no-one but the leaves

Oh, how you try to be so brave
Thinkin' that I'll run back to you and be afraid
And so you try to come on strong
Thinkin' that I will go along, but you're wrong
Paper Tiger, Paper Tiger
You Paper Tigers are all alike
Your roar is much worse than your bite
Your roar is much worse than your bite

(source: Standard Songs Pop/ Country/ Blues/ Folk/ Instumentals/ Novelty, Acuff-Rose Publications Inc. 1956-1973)

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