The Weight / Dr. Feelgood Album

Artist(s): Aretha Franklin

Cover Art

Aretha Franklin The Weight / Dr. Feelgood Cover Art

Tracklist

The Weight

length: 2:52
producer: Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
conductor: Arif Mardin
arranger: Arif Mardin
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
piano: Aretha Franklin
tenor saxophone: King Curtis
vocal: Aretha Franklin
guitar: Jimmy Johnson
slide guitar: Duane Allman
electric piano: Barry Beckett
bass: David Hood
background vocals: Cissy Houston, Sylvia Shemwell and Dee Dee Warwick
composer: Robbie Robertson
lyricist: Robbie Robertson

I pulled in to Nazareth was feelin bout half past dead
I just need some place where I can lay my head
Hey mister, can you tell me where a girl might find a bed
He just grinned and shook my hand no was all he said
Take the load off Fanny, take the load for free
Take the load off Fanny and, and, and you 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 walking side by side
I said, hey Carmen come on let's go downtown
She said I gotta go but my friend can't stick around
Take the load off Fanny, take the load for free
Take the load off Fanny and, and, and you put the load right on me

Go down Moses there's nothing you can say
It's just old Luke and Luke's waiting on the judgement day
Well Luke my friend what about Anna Lee
He said do me a favor won't you stay and keep Anna Lee company
Take the load off Fanny, take the load for free
Take the load off Fanny and, and, and you put the load right on me

Catch me a cannonball now take me on down the line
My bag is sinking low and I do believe it's time
Get in touch with Fanny you know she's the only one
Who sent me here with her regards for everyone
Take the load off Fanny, take the load for free
Take the load off Fanny and, and, and you put the load right on me

Dr. Feelgood

length: 3:21
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Tom Dowd
drums (drum set): Gene Chrisman
piano: Spooner Oldham
trumpet: Melvin Lastie
vocal: Aretha Franklin
bass: Tommy Cogbill
baritone saxophone: Willie Bridges
tenor saxophone: Charles Chalmers and King Curtis
writer: Aretha Franklin, Ted White
I don't want nobody
Always sittin' around me and my man
I don't want nobody
Always sittin' right there lookin' at me and that man
Be it my mother, my brother or my sister
Would you believe, I'll get up, put on some clothes
Go out and help you find somebody for dissolving that pain
Yes I will

Now I don't mind company
Because company's alright with me
Every once in a while - yes it is-a
I tell you I don't mind company
Because company's alright with me
Every once in a while - yeah
But oh, when me and that man get to lovin'
I tell you girls
I dig you but I just don't have time
To sit and chit and sit and chit-chat and smile

Don't send me no doctor
Fillin' me up with all of those pills
I got me a man named Doctor Feelgood
And oh, yeah, that man takes me off all o' my pains and my ills
His name is Doctor Feelgood in the mornin'
And taking care of business is really this man's gain
And after one visit to Doctor Feelgood
You'll understand why Feelgood is his name
Oh, yeah, oh good God of mine
And the man sure makes me feel real - good