The Weight Lyrics

Jackie DeShannon

publisher: ©BOB DYLAN MUSIC CO
writers: Robbie Robertson
album: Track 8 in album Laurel Canyon
release date: 1968-10
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Folk Rock
length: 3:03
composer: Robbie Robertson
lyricist: Robbie Robertson

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Jackie DeShannon Laurel Canyon cover art
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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 (and) (and)
You can put the load right on me.

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."


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?"


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 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.


Track Listing

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Laurel Canyon
  • 2 Sunshine of Your Love
  • 3 Crystal Clear
  • 4 She's My Best Friend
  • 5 I Got My Reason
  • 6 Holly Would
  • 7 You've Really Got a Hold on Me
  • 8 The Weight
  • 9 Bitter Honey
  • 10 Come and Stay With Me
  • 11 L.A.
  • 12 Too Close