The Band - The Weight (From "The Last Waltz")

The Band - The Weight (From "The Last Waltz")


"The Weight" is a song originally by the Canadian-American group The Band that was released as Capitol Records single 2269 in 1968 and on the group's debut album Music from Big Pink. Written by Band member Robbie Robertson, the song is about a visitor's experiences in a town mentioned in the lyric's first line as Nazareth. "The Weight" has significantly influenced American popular music, having been listed as #41 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.




Lyrics


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 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)

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'tcha stay and keep Anna Lee company?"

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)

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"

Yeah, 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)

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 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)





Songwriters: ROBERTSON ROBBIE / ROBERTSON JAIME ROBBIE

The Weight lyrics © Dwarf Music, WB Music Corp. O/B/o Canaan Music, WB MUSIC CORP





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