The Weight Uke tab by The Band

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A A C#m C#m D D A A
I pulled into Nazareth, I was feelin' about half past dead;
C#m C#m D D A A
I just need some place where I can lay my head.
C#m C#m D D A A
"Hey, mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?"
C#m C#m D D A A
He just grinned and shook my hand, and "No!", was all he said.


Chorus:

A A E E D D A A E E D D
Take a load off Fanny, take a load for free;
A A E E D D A A D D
Take a load off Fanny, And you put the load right on me.

A A E E D D A A D D


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."

(Chorus)

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, won't you stay and keep Anna Lee
company?"

(Chorus)

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."

(Chorus)

Catch a Cannonball, 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.

(Chorus)

 

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UkeChicken avatar
Why the hell doesn't it let you read the bloddy words anymore???
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
07 Jun 2010
About this song

"The Weight" is a 1968 song by The Band. The song appears originally on The Band's first album, Music from Big Pink. "The Weight" is one of the group's best known songs and among the most popular songs of the late 1960s counterculture. However, the song was not a significant mainstream hit for The Band in the US, peaking at only #63. The Band's record fared much better in Canada and the UK