• Song:

    The Weight

  • Artist:

    The Band

  • Album:

    Across the Great Divide...

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m: "Ben Barrett" 
Subject: b/band/the_weight.tab
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 17:21:43 PDT

The Weight
The Band
Tour of Duty Soundtrack

Transcribed by Ben Barrett

Here's the little intro



 A    Asus2 A    Amaj7  D    A    Asus2 x4


 A    E    D  x2 then A    E    D    Dsus2

First Verse
I pulled into Nazareth, 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  you can put the load right on me.

Second Verse
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 m'friend can stick around."


Third Verse
Go down, Miss Moses, there's nothin' you can say
It's just ol' Luke, and Luke's waitin' on the Judgement Day.
"Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Anna Lee?"
He said, "Do me a favor, son, woncha stay an' keep Anna Lee company?"


Fourth Verse
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."


Fith Verse
Catch a cannon ball now, t'take me 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.

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