ARETHA FRANKLIN - THE WEIGHT Lyrics

I pulled into Nazareth
I was feelin bout a 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
And "No" was all he said

Take a load off Fannie
Take a load for free
Take a load off Fannie
Then hey-yea-yea
Put the weight 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 m'friend can stick around."

(Chorus)

Go down, Miss Moses, there's nothin' you can say
It's just ol' Luke, and Luke's waitin' on the Judgement Day.
"Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Anna Lee?"
He said, "Do me a favor, son, woncha stay an' keep Anna Lee company?"

(Chorus)

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."

(Chorus)

Catch a cannon ball now, t'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.

Thanks to Rob for these lyrics
 

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