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The Weight
Lyrics: Robbie Robertson
Music: Robbie Robertson

I pulled into Nazareth, was feeling bout half past dead
I just need a 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 the 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 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"
She said "I gotta go, but my friend can stick around"

Take the 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, there's nothing you can say
It's just old Luke, and Luke's waiting on the Judgment Day
"Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Anna Lee?"
He said, "Do me a favor, son, won't you stay and keep Anna Lee company?"

Take the 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
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"

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

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


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This song has not been released.
Earliest time played: 11/16/1996
Last time played: 11/16/1996
Playing frequency:
  1 plays (see all shows)
  0.05% of shows in the database
  0.09% of shows since debut
  Detailed statistics
Song information:
  When the Wallflowers opened for a few shows in 1996, Jakob Dylan and Rami Jaffee suggested that they play this tune as an encore since the Wallflowers also played it. The band practically knew it since the chords are almost identical to "Conquer Me".