The Weight Uke tab by The Band

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I pulled into Nazareth I was feelin' about half past dead
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I just need some place where I can lay my head
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Hey mister can you tell me where a man might find a bed
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He just grinned and shook my hand and No was all he said


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Take a load off Fanny take a load for free
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Take a load off Fanny And you put the load right on me

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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


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


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


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



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UkeChicken avatar
Why the hell doesn't it let you read the bloddy words anymore???
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