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The Weight

This song is by Aretha Franklin and appears…

This song is a cover of "The Weight" by The Band.
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The Weight
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 girl might find a bed?"
He just grinned and shook my hand, and "No," was all he said

Take a load off Annie, take a load off for free
Take a load off Annie, And (and) (and) put the weight 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, "Well I gotta go, but m'friend can stick around"

Take a load off Annie, take a load off for free
Take a load off Annie, And (and) (and) put the weight on me

Go down, Moses, there's nothin' that you can say
It's just like ol' Luke waitin', waitin' on Judgement Day
"Well, Luke, my friend, what about Anna Lee?"
He said, "Do me a favour, stay an' keep Anna Lee some company"

Take a load off Annie, take a load off for free
Take a load off Annie, And (and) (and) put the weight on me

Catch me a cannon ball, now take me on down the line
My bag is sinkin' low, and I believe that it's about time
To get in touch with Annie, you know she's the one
Who sent me here with her regards for everyone?

Take a load off Annie, take a load off for free
Take a load off Annie, And (and) (and) put the weight on me

Written by:

Robbie Robertson