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

The Weight is likely the most well known song by The Band and came off of their 1968 album "Music From Big Pink". Over the years they've had several releases of the song and it was covered by such artists as Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross & The supremes. The song peaked on three charts at #63 in the US, #35 in Canada and over in the UK at #21. The chords you'll need for this song are G - C - C-G -Bm - D - D/Gb and an Em.

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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

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