The Weight

The Band

Page
190
Capo
2nd Fret
Key
A Major
Tempo
72
Year
1968
G Bm C D/F# Em D
G Bm C D/F# Em D
Verse 1
G
I pulled into
Bm
Nazareth, was
C
feelin' 'bout half past
G
dead
G
I just need some
Bm
place, where
C
I can lay my
G
head
G
Hey Mister can you
Bm
tell me, where a
C
man might find a
G
bed
G
He just grinned and
Bm
shook my hand,
C
"No" was all he said
G
Chorus 1
G
Take a
D/F#
load off
C
Fanny
G
Take a
D/F#
load for
C
free
G
Take a
D/F#
load off
C
Fanny
C
And... and... and... You put the load, put the load right on
G
me
D/F#
Em
D
C
Verse 2
G
I picked up my
Bm
bag, I went
C
lookin' for a place to
G
hide
G
When I saw old
Bm
Carmen and the devil
C
walkin' side by
G
side
G
I said "Hey
Bm
Carmen, come
C
on, let's go down
G
town"
G
She said
Bm
"I gotta go but my
C
friend can stick a-
G
round"
Chorus 2
G
Take a
D/F#
load off
C
Fanny
G
Take a
D/F#
load for
C
free
G
Take a
D/F#
load off
C
Fanny
C
And... and... and... You put the load, put the load right on
G
me
D/F#
Em
D
C
Verse 3
G
Go down miss
Bm
Moses, there's
C
nothin' you can
G
say
G
It's just old
Bm
Luke and, Luke's
C
waitin' on the Judgement
G
Day
G
Well Luke my
Bm
friend, what a-
C
bout young Anna
G
Lee?
G
He said "Do me a
Bm
favor son, won't you
C
stay & keep Anna Lee
G
company"
Chorus 3
G
Take a
D/F#
load off
C
Fanny
G
Take a
D/F#
load for
C
free
G
Take a
D/F#
load off
C
Fanny
C
And... and... and... You put the load, put the load right on
G
me
D/F#
Em
D
C
Verse 4
G
Crazy Chester
Bm
followed me, and he
C
caught me in the
G
fog
G
He said "I will
Bm
fix your rack, if
C
you take Jack my
G
dog"
G
I said "Wait a minute
Bm
Chester, you know
C
I'm a peaceful
G
man"
G
He said "That's o-
Bm
kay boy, won't you
C
feed him when you
G
can"
Chorus 4
G
Take a
D/F#
load off
C
Fanny
G
Take a
D/F#
load for
C
free
G
Take a
D/F#
load off
C
Fanny
C
And... and... and... You put the load, put the load right on
G
me
D/F#
Em
D
C
Interlude
G
D/F#
Em
D
C
Verse 5
G
Catch a
Bm
cannonball, now to
C
take me down the
G
line
G
My bag is
Bm
sinking low, and I
C
do believe it's
G
time
G
To get back to Miss
Bm
Fanny, you know
C
she's the only
G
one
G
Who sent me
Bm
here with her re-
C
gards for every-
G
one
Chorus 5
G
Take a
D/F#
load off
C
Fanny
G
Take a
D/F#
load for
C
free
G
Take a
D/F#
load off
C
Fanny
C
And... and... and... You put the load, put the load right on
G
me
D/F#
Em
D
C
Ending
G
D/F#
Em
D
C