The Weight

[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 (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?” And she said, “I gotta go But my friend can stick around” [Chorus] And 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) [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] And 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) [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] And 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) [Verse 5] Catch a Cannonball, 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 [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 (You put the load right on me)

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