THE WEIGHT

The Band

 

I pulled into nazareth, was feelin' about half past dead


I just need some place where I can lay my head
"

Hey, mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?"


He just grinned and shook my hand, "no" was all he said



Take a load off, Fanny


Take a load for free


Take a load off, Fanny


And (and) (and) you put the load right on me


(you put the load right on me)





I picked up my bag, I went lookin' for a place to hide


When I saw Carmen and the devil walkin' side by side


I said, "hey, Carmen, come on let's go downtown"


She said, "I gotta go but my friend can stick around"


Take a load

Go down, Miss Moses, there's nothin' you can say


It's just ol' Luke and Luke's waitin' on the judgment day
"

Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Anna Lee?"


He said, "do me a favor, son, won't you stay and keep

Anna Lee company?"



Take a load

 

Crazy Chester followed me and he caught me in the fog


He said, "I will fix your rack if you'll take Jack, my dog"


I said, "wait a minute, Chester, you know I'm a peaceful man"


He said, "that's okay, boy, won't you feed him when you can"



Take a load

 

Catch a cannon ball now to take me down the line


My bag is sinkin' low and I do believe it's time


To get back to Miss Fanny, you know she's the only one


Who sent me here with her regards for everyone



Take a load off

 

 

 

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