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THE WEIGHT chords and lyrics By THE BAND

THE WEIGHT chords and lyrics By THE BAND

  VERSION 1  

Verse :
E               G#m             A                       E
I pulled in to Nazareth, I was feeling about half past dead.
E                 G#m        A             E
I just need some place where I can lay my head.
E                      G#m             A                E
'Hey, Mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?'
E                  G#m           A               E
He just grinned, shook my hand, 'No' was all he said.

Chorus :
E      E/D#       A
Take a load off, Fanny.
E      E/D#       A
Take a load for free.
E      E/D#       A
Take a load off, Fanny.
A                                  E
And...  you put the load right on me.

Instrumental :
E/D#  |C#m7  B  |A    

Verse :
E               G#m             A                       E
I picked up my bag.  I went looking for a place to hide.
E                 G#m        A             E
When I saw Carmen and the devil walking side by side.
E                      G#m             A                E
I said, 'Hey, Carmen, come on. Let's go downtown.'
E                  G#m           A               E
She said, 'I got to go, but my friend can stick around.'

Chorus :
E      E/D#       A
Take a load off, Fanny.
E      E/D#       A
Take a load for free.
E      E/D#       A
Take a load off, Fanny.
A                                  E
And...  you put the load right on me.

Verse :
E                  G#m        A             E
Go Down, Miss Moses, there's nothing you can say.
E                 G#m        A             E
It's just old Luke, and Luke's waiting on the judgement day.
E                 G#m        A             E
'Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Anna Lee?'
E                   G#m           A                E
He said, 'Do Me a favor, son, won't you stay and keep Anna Lee company.'

Chorus :
E      E/D#       A
Take a load off, Fanny.
E      E/D#       A
Take a load for free.
E      E/D#       A
Take a load off, Fanny.
A                                  E
And...  you put the load right on me.

Verse :
E                   G#m           A                E
Crazy Chester followed me and he caught me in the fog.
E                   G#m           A                E
He said, 'I will fix your rack, if you'll take Jack my dog.'
E                   G#m           A                E
I said, 'Wait a minute, Chester. You know I'm a peaceful man.'
E                   G#m           A                E
He said, 'That's okay, boy.  Won't you feed him when you can?'

Chorus :
E      E/D#       A
Take a load off, Fanny.
E      E/D#       A
Take a load for free.
E      E/D#       A
Take a load off, Fanny.
A                                  E
And...  you put the load right on me.

Verse :
E                   G#m           A                E
Get your Canonball now, to take me down the line.
E                   G#m           A                E
My bag is sinking low, and I do believe it's time
E                   G#m           A                E
To get back to Miss Fanny.  You know she's the only one
E                   G#m           A                E
Who sent me here with her regards for everyone.

Chorus :
E      E/D#       A
Take a load off, Fanny.
E      E/D#       A
Take a load for free.
E      E/D#       A
Take a load off, Fanny.
A                                  E
And...  you put the load right on me
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