The Band - "The Weight" - Live at Woodstock August 17, 1969



One of the most appreciated bands, The Band began playing on Sunday, the 17th at ca. 10.00 pm. Mostly Canadians, they were known for excellent Folk-Rock, almost better than most US-based Folk bands, succeeding their mentor and former employer Bob Dylan.

The Band had only one album by hand so far: The cult album Music From Big Pink, released in 1968. But their music didn't fall short. In fact they had been around for many years. They played seven of the eleven songs from that album, taking a careful try at Bob Dylan, too but not as excessive as for instance The Byrds. "The Weight" is their last song (before the encore), a song that was already made famous by the biker movie Easy Rider.






Lyrics


I pulled into 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, "No" was all he said.

Take a load off Fanny, take a load for free Take a load off Fanny, and you put the load right on me

I picked up my bags, I went looking for a place to hide When I saw old Carmen and the Devil, walking side by side I said, "Hey, Carmen, c'mon, 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 you put the load right on me

Go down, Miss Moses, ain't nothin' you can say It's just old Luke, and Luke's waiting on the judgment day Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Annalee He said, "Do me a favor, son, won't you stay and keep Annalee company"

Take a load off Fanny, take a load for free Take a load off Fanny, and you put the load right on me

Crazy Chester followed me, and he caught me in the fog Said, "I will fix your rag, 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 off Fanny, take a load for free Take a load off Fanny, and you put the load right on me

Catch the cannonball, now to take me down the line My bag is sinking 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 you put the load right on me


Songwriters: Robbie Robertson The Weight lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Audiam, Inc, Songtrust Ave






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