The Band – The Weight Lyrics

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[Verse 1]
I pulled in to Nazareth
Was feeling 'bout 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
And "No" was all he said



[Chorus]
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

[Verse 2]
I picked up my bag
I went looking for a place to hide
When I saw Carmen and the Devil
Walking side by side

I said "Hey Carmen
Come on let's go downtown"
She said, "I gotta go
But my friend can stick around"

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
Go down, Miss Moses, there's nothin' you can say
It's just ol' Luke, and Luke's waitin' on the Judgement Day
"Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Anna Lee?"
He said, "Do me a favor, son, won't ya stay and keep Anna Lee company?"

[Chorus]

[Verse 4]
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."

[Chorus]

Catch a Cannonball, now, t'take me down the line
My bag is sinkin' low and I do believe it's time
To get back to Miss Annie, you know she's the only one
Who sent me here with her regards for everyone

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