The Weight (Take a Load off (F)annie)
Written by Robbie Robertson
Chord-chart by Lynn Lewis

(C)

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intro.

C /B /A /G |F - / - |C /B /A /G |F - / - |

1.

C / Em / |F / C / | - I pulled in to Nazareth - I was feeling 'bout half past dead, C / Em / |F / C / | - I just need some place - where I can lay my head, C / Em / |F / C / | - "Hey, Mister, can you tell me - where a man might find a bed?", C / Em / |F / C / | - He just grinned, shook my hand, "No" was all he said.

chorus:

C / F / | - Take a load off, Fanny, C / F / | - Take a load for free, C / F / | - Take a load off, Fanny, F / / / |/ / / / |C /B /A /G |F - / - | - And - - put the load - right on me. - - and and - - put the load right on me.

2.

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 my friend can stick around".

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3.

Go down, Miss Moses, there's nothin' you can say, It's just ol' Luke and Luke's waitin' on the Judgment Day, "Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Anna Lee?", He said, "Do me a favor, son, won't you stay and keep Anna Lee company?"

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4.

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".

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5.

Catch a cannon ball now to 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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