The Weight Chords 
On The Acoustic

Here on The Weight chords page you'll find my acoustic guitar demo, purchase link to the full lesson, the lyrics to the song as well as a free .pdf for the weight chords sheet you can download.

The Weight Chords
Demo Lyrics & Pdf

This one is pretty simple with just a series of verses following one another and using the same pattern.

The chords you'll need for this song are

  • G
  • C
  • C-G
  • Bm
  • D
  • D/Gb
  • Em

The rhythm could be played down down up down up down up .. change chord and then keep repeating. But you'll develop your own feel after awhile with maybe some shuffle strumming thrown in.

The Weight
Chords - Buy Full Lesson

Click Image for Demo

There is a simple riff that repeats after each verse but there isn't any real picking break in this song.


The Weight Lyrics

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, "no, " was all he said

Take a load off, Fanny - Take a load for free
Take a 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 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"

Take a load off, Fanny - Take a load for free
Take a load off, Fanny - And (and) (and) you put the load right on me

Go down, Miss Moses, there's nothin' you can say
It's just ol' Luke and Luke's waitin' on the Judgment 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 company?

Take a load off, Fanny - Take a load for free
Take a load off, Fanny - And (and) (and) you put the load right on me

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?

Take a load off, Fanny - Take a load for free
Take a load off, Fanny - And (and) (and) you put the load right on me

Catch a cannon ball 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

Take a load off, Fanny - Take a load for free
Take a load off, Fanny - And (and) (and) you put the load right on me

Thanks for stopping by The Weight chords page. I hope you found the info here helpful.


The Band & The Weight Live


Classic Rock Bands
Back To The Band Greatest Hits
Centerd popup window on the screen