The Weight

(R. Robertson)
Originally performed by The Band
Lead Singer: Isaac & Taylor



I pulled into Nazareth
I 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
Take a load off Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny
And put the load 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 put the load right on me
Go down, Moses
There ain't nothin you can't say
It's just Ol' Luke
And Luke's waitin' on the Judgment Day
"Well Luke, my friend,
What about Anna Lee?"
He said, "Do me a favor
And keep Anna Lee company"
Take a load off Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny
And put the load right on me
Crazy Chester followed me
And he caught me having a ball
He said, "I will fix your ride
If you'll take Jack, my dog"
I said, "Wait a minute Chester,
You know I'm a feeble man"
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 put the load right on me
Fetch a cannon ball
Now take me on 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 put the load right on me




The Weight has been performed live 8 times and was first performed live Sep 17 2000