The Weight / Tracks of My Tears Album

Artist(s): Aretha Franklin

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

Tracks of My Tears

length: 2:57
writer: Marvin Tarplin, Warren “Pete” Moore, Smokey Robinson
People say I'm the life of the party
Because I tell a joke or two
Although I might be laughing loud and hearty
Deep inside I'm blue
So take a good look at my face
You'll see my smile looks out of place

If you look closer, it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears
I need you, need you
Since you left me if you see me with another girl
Seeming like I'm having fun
Although she may be cute

She's just a substitute
Because you're the permanent one
So take a good look at my face
You'll see my smile looks out of place
If you look closer, it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears

I need you, need you
Outside I'm masquerading
Inside my hope is fading
Just a clown oh yeah
Since you put me down
My smile is my make up

I wear since my break up with you
So take a good look at my face
You'll see my smile looks out of place
If you look closer, it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears