The Weight

The Band

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 I pulled into Nazareth, was feeling 'bout half past dead
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 I just need some place where I can lay my head
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 Hey, mister can you tell me where a man might find a bed?
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 He just grinned and shook my hand, "No" was all he said

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

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 I picked up my bag, and went looking for a place to hide
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 When I saw Carmen and the devil walking side by side
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 I said, "Hey, Carmen, come on, let's go downtown."
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 She said, "I gotta go, but my friend can stick around."

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

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 Go down Miss Moses, there's nothing you can say
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 It's just old Luke, and Luke's waiting on the judgement day.
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"Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Annalee?"
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 He said, "Do me a favour, son, won't you stay and keep Annalee company?"

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

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 Crazy Chester followed me, and he caught me in the fog.
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 He said, "I will fix you right, if you take Jack, my dog."
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 I said, "Wait a minute Chester, you know I'm a peaceful man."
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 He said, "That's okay, boy, won't you feed him when you can."

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

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 Get your cannonball, now to take me down the line.
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 My bag is sinking low, and I do believe it's time.
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 To get back to Miss Fannie, you know she's the only one,
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 Who sent me here with her regards for everyone.

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