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, 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 can 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 m'friend can stick around."

[Chorus]

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, woncha stay an' keep Anna Lee company?"

[Chorus]

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 cannon ball now, t'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]



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The Weight song meanings
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    General CommentThis song was written by Robbie Robertson & gang in The Band
    gigabyteson July 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song was written by Robbie Robertson & gang in The Band
    gigabyteson July 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthey performed it with Bob Dylan on tour (The Band were his backing band for the tour) & they performed some of his songs & their songs
    JordyWordyon August 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTravis did aa cover of this song for the movie Igby Goes Down. I thought it was a Travis orginal but I found out I was wrong.
    rufusworshipperon September 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIf you don't listen to The Band you probably should.
    bobdylaniscoolon January 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThs song is from the Movie Easy Rider it's a pretty good song
    indeedon January 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song was also covered by Brian Fallon from The Gaslight Anthem.
    mccmitchell357on March 18, 2011   Link

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