Who Sang The Weight? The Supremes and The Temptations

Release information
Release Date: 2004-4-27
length: 3:04
producer: Frank Wilson and Tom Baird
lead vocals: Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams and Diana Ross
arranger: Tom Baird
Some other versions of "The Weight"

Lyrics
I pulled in to Nazareth, was feeling 'bout half past dead
I just need some place where I could lay my head
Hey mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?
He just grinned and shook my hand
'No' was all he said

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

I picked up my bag, I went looking 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 stick around'

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

Go down Miss Moses, there's nothing that you can say
It's just old Luke, waiting on the judgement day
'Well, Luke my friend, what about young Anna-Lee?'
He said 'Do me a favour son, won't you stay and keep Anna-Lee company?'

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

Catch a cannonball now to take me down the line
My bag is sinking low and I do believe it's time
To get back to Miss Fanny, I know she's the only one
Who sent me here with her regards for everyone

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

Take a load off, Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off, Fanny
Put the weight on me

Take a load off, Fanny
Put the weight on me

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Medley: When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through My Eyes / Come See About Me / Stop! In the Name of Love / Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart / You Keep Me Hangin' On
  • 2 Try It Baby
  • 3 I Second That Emotion
  • 4 Ain't No Mountain High Enough
  • 5 I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
  • 6 This Guy's in Love With You
  • 7 Funky Broadway
  • 8 I'll Try Something New
  • 9 A Place in the Sun
  • 10 Sweet Inspiration
  • 11 Then
  • 12 The Impossible Dream
  • 13 Medley: You Can't Hurry Love / You Keep Me Hangin' On
  • 14 Got to Get You Into My Life
  • 15 You Gave Me Something (And Everything's Alright)
  • 16 A House Is Not a Home
  • 17 If You Should Walk Away
  • 18 Amen
    CD 2
  • 1 Stubborn Kind of Fellow
  • 2 I'll Be Doggone
  • 3 The Weight
  • 4 Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
  • 5 Uptight (Everything's Alright)
  • 6 Sing a Simple Song
  • 7 My Guy, My Girl
  • 8 For Better or Worse
  • 9 Can't Take My Eyes Off You
  • 10 Why (Must We Fall in Love) (extended version)
  • 11 I'll Try Something New (single mix)
  • 12 Stubborn Kind of Fellow (single mix)
  • 13 Try It Baby (single mix)
  • 14 Funky Broadway (mono mix)
  • 15 The Weight (mono mix)
  • 16 Sing a Simple Song (mono mix)
  • 17 My Guy, My Girl (mono mix)
  • 18 Can't Take My Eyes Off You
  • 19 I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (alternate mix with spoken intro)
  • 20 Not Now, I'll Tell You Later (extended alternate mix)

  • Release information
    label: Motown Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 602498612620
    script: Latin