Band, The - 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
(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
(You put the load right on me)

Go down, Miss Moses, there's nothin' you can say
It's just old 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
(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 take Jack, my dog."
I said, "Wait a minute, Chester, you know I'm a peaceful man."
He said, "That's OK, boy, won't you feed him when you can?"

Yeah, 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
(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
(You put the load right on me)

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Band, The The Weight Comments

    Pimp Slapped

  2. Mark Williams

    brokemyhip what an awasome thing im sure ur father is so prod of his son to share this im thankful peace

  3. sjustin 2003

    Listening 2020 anyone? 😏

  4. BIG SEXY.

    *Robert Pattinson is looking on point in the middle with that Mustache.*

  5. Joe Baxley

    I love The Band!!!!!

  6. Corn Piranha

    Oi Josuke! I read the comment section and now I’m crying! Could you please heal my broken heart with your [Crazy Diamond]?



  8. Instant Karma

    Everyone should do that. My mom was in a medical induced coma, but i knew she could hear. The doctors came in with the depressing news that they didn't think she was going to make it, so i put my cd player on her ears bc i didn't want her to hear them, it was her favorite Clapton & she made a face & i knew she was happier. She needed a pacemaker & died in surgery with my headphones on.

  9. matrix82

    I am a 37 year old black man that almost exclusively listens to hip hop but this song really touches something in my soul

  10. Mark H

    I'm sure there are plenty of songs I'd say this might be my favorite while listening to them ... this is one of them and right now after listening again is my favorite!

  11. Patricia Dorsaneo


    Libra Invictus

    Patricia Dorsaneo ehehehe thats a sex number

  12. Johnny Johnstone

    Nothing compares to these Days !!!!#

  13. tavian roberts

    After my mom died and my dad left, my older brother was all I had left. We started living in an abandoned house, and my brother started getting into archery. But after a while, my brother was killed by a Electric chicken, and I met a silver haired midget and a fellow high school student with a weird haircut. We became best friends, but then we started chasing after a hand loving serial killer, and I almost got killed by a flower. But after that, I won a lot of money from a lottery ticket, and started getting my life together again. I am now living together with The flower that almost killed me and my dad who is now slime monster, in my peaceful hometown.

  14. CMCynic

    *furiously swipes hand and erases u*

  15. The Weeping Willow

    My dad and I would sing this song when he'd take me with him in his old truck...i couldnt of been more than 5 yrs old then and Hed throw in the 8 track...and I'd belt those lyrics out so loud and he'd roar and laugh...My dad wasn't a huge laugher but looking back those were the best times of my life...he died when I was 13...I'm missing him today...this song makes me smile...See u on the other side Dad ❤

    Brad B

    Thank you for sharing. It was beautiful.

  16. Ryan Murphy

    2019 was EASY RIDER'S 50th anniversary......R.I.P. Dennis Hopper........

    Jeff Williams

    Did not realize that. Easy Rider was the first VHS tape I ever bought.

  17. zarock30

    Happy New year everyone. God bless from Canada 🌲

  18. Thomas Pickering

    This is a great song.

  19. Horacio Campos

    I'm glad to say 2019 was my year happy new year to all of you and God bless everyone of your souls in this beautiful world

  20. sevadaj

    What a great song!!!! They do not right songs like this any more!!!!

  21. virguero 76

    Una mui buena cansion sin dudarlo

  22. everton pershing

    Música do filme GAROTA INTERROMPIDA

  23. Sam Warner

    Thanks, MrChris for the upload. One of my favs. 81 years and going strong!

  24. Chaboii Leopold

    This song is wonderful oh geez

  25. Mitchy Stix

    I'm do fucked up I love this song

  26. Michael S

    In all seriousnes which one is Clapton?

  27. Jose Molina

    I heard this song from the movie 1408.

  28. Garfield

    I can’t listen to this without being sad. I have no emotional or personal connection to the song, it just has an underlying sadness

  29. राधा कुमार


  30. Chris Moriarty

    A perfect record in every way

  31. Knight Solaire

    *Easy Rider!*

  32. northman logging

    This should be a christmas song...

    Norton Webber

    Did you listen to their "Christmas Must Be Tonight:?

  33. Francis Maui Sequerra

    Thumbs up if your are still enjoying this masterpiece in 2020

  34. David Foster

    Easy rider brought me hear,, timeless masterpiece

  35. Kristal Price

    😊 happy holidays everyone 2019 dec 22...

    राधा कुमार


  36. Samuel English

    This is perfect music to just lay back and burn one over or two lol

  37. Ptah Adam

    This song is good and could never find til now

  38. Luke QX

    I am checking out of this twisted F'd up society and this is the song I choose.

    Reina Taylor

    Wait, you're dying–?

  39. Denni Wright

    These boys were so real and down to earth. The Last Waltz is a great way to get to know them, and a great movie. This song is one of my all time favorites and has been for as long as I can remember.

  40. Jarod Carnarvon

    This song was so perfect for the cult classic Easy Rider!!

    Rest in peace Peter Fonda.....

  41. jeanne ann Valfre

    The best travel song-great group...........different time,different place....☮️🔛🌎

  42. larry Kringen

    This is one of the greatest rock and roll songs ever made. I'm 60 and I loved this as a kid 💘 it more now. The Band were just awesome.

  43. genehenrylindgren

    this is what talent sounds like

  44. Violin Jazzmessenger123

    Pretty similiar chord progression as Dylan's Girl from the North Country, no?
    🎻🎻🎻 🌎☮ 🎻🎻🎻

  45. Luke Savona

    This song will remain enshrined in the history of Rock Music for numerous millenniums to come...

  46. Jim Lucia

    Saw The Band for the first time in 1973 and this became my favorite song of theirs, nothing has changed!

  47. Queenie Nottellin


  48. Gaspard Lecoq

    Quelle super chanson! L'amour et la paix pour toutes et tous! Bonne nuit !

  49. theamericanwonder

    I would love to have this song sung at my funeral.

  50. Mario Lee

    I miss my dad this was his jam sorry people

    Mario Lee

    Thank you everybody

  51. stephen sherman

    God I'm miss running the plow. #USMC

  52. LordPixula *

    *O I J O S U K E*

  53. Joe King

    was a kid when easy rider came out and loved this song

  54. gunnieghost

    Chuck brought me here

  55. Ben Bowers

    I'm just sitting in a hotel in a far away place from a stupid decision. And I think I knew when I rolled into town, I shouldn't have come.

  56. Dan Pa

    Oi Josuke,

    I used [Za hando] to erase all these Jojo Comments on these random videos, (I know the musical references ok?)ain't that Crazy,Josuke? Maybe more crazy than your [Crazy Diamond],ain't that right,Josuke.

  57. Fooey Yu

    Compare this to Black and Wigger Rap, there is no comparison (period)

  58. Gregory Baker

    'I said wait a minute Chester'.....I love the way he sings that phrase! ❤😊


    Well, Chester WAS crazy.

  59. Lee-Ann Simmonds-Brown

    Thanks, Mr Chris

  60. Oliver Goldthorpe

    Imagine the privilege of being able to say you wrote this song.


    REAL TALK!!!!

  61. Royce Chocol8

    great tunes live on

  62. valkor73

    good song

  63. sleepy ash

    Jesus Christ 💀💕

  64. J. Kent

    After my wife and children left, 12 years ago, helped keep my sanity.

  65. martin wiltrout

  66. whitedust696

    Where’s my denim jacket gone

  67. Gonjo Guaiya

    I always come back to restore myself... i feel like i failed in life, but im taking some load off...

  68. Hadassa Jota

    The best music 👏🏻

  69. Sr Reibou


  70. Sebastian Herbas Rodriguez

    I listen in girl interrupted..escene of the kiss (angelina and winona)..

  71. mike mallery

    Great tune

  72. mike mallery

    Like a time machine, back to a better time, for music atleast! Please vote Democratic in 2020! Our Republic needs patriots!

  73. Mike Althof

    This song is horse shit.

    Mike Althof

    Yeah I thumbed up my own comment. Fuck ANTIFA,trump 2020 bitches, Epstein didn’t kill himself.


    @Mike Althof
    Here's another. 🖕

  74. Titouan Tillier

    Bon ça peut durer longtemps mdrr mais voilà, bon anniv !
    Ça te fais une mini playlist si t'as 15 min devant toi !

  75. Ian Henry

    Bob Dylan couldn't have chosen a better band to tour with him in the mid 60s

    terry waller

    They got a good start as the Hawks, backing Ronnie Hawkins.

  76. cloud reader

    Googies looking 4 detail sometimes, know the time the following yaer was more dangerous in those days of American weight said the po boy fancy free home, b.o.w. ..--Bwaaaaa 0:31

  77. PhootPhetishPhilip !

    Love the guy singing at 2:38 2:38

    His voice was always awesome to me

  78. ney nobre

    Sem demagogia, quando eu escuto estas músicas sinto saudades do que eu não vivi

  79. Jack Raiden

    Starsky and hutch

  80. hippie chick

    Wait a minute Chester ♥️

  81. Adriano Maldonado

    Biautiful music! Youg! Thaks!

  82. Karla GF

    Come here after listen a live version of greta van fleet and yola, so a beautiful song!!!

  83. simple s

    I wasn’t alive in the 60s or 70s , but sometimes songs like these make me dream of what it would be like to live in such a cool era .

    Doug Connor

    I was. And you are right. It was a time of great peace and hope amidst the turmoil. The Band had a great heart. We are lucky to have all their great music. Thank you for listening and joining with all of us who thought this right from the start - just like you! :-)

  84. arudoggy kundesune

    _tHiS iS rEaL mUsIc_
    *anyone in* _insert current year_

  85. spacefolder

    Not bashing on newer music at all. But will it produce this same emotive and powerfull feeling 50 years later?

  86. Felix Quintania

    Let's all get in our cars and put it in reverse to the 20th century, those were the best days EVER

  87. SebCard211

    za hando :(

  88. Lynda Norris

    Hey mister can ya tell me ✌️😘🌈😎

  89. Laura Grace

    Get Together, by The Youngbloods.

  90. Mark Thompson

    The Band’s The Weight is simply gorgeous

  91. William Onderlinde

    To Brokemyhip: Your account stabbed me in the heart. Extremely touching and from your heart. I commend you for having such a depth of SINCERE feeling for your Dad, because I'm something of a cynic and at least a 3rd or 2nd order skeptic about people still having real feelings for one another; especially for family members. I can relate to your feelings: I lost my Dad on Mar. 1, 1986. But I never got to see him before he passed away. No matter where I was in the world, even with 6 AM calls to my parents, (on their time)DAD & MOM were there on the end of the line. My sister called me the day Dad died; seemed like it was her appointed duty to be the bearer of bad tidings. No matter where I was in the world at the time (in the USAF) She WOULD "find me" & call. I quote you ; "Miss you always Dad. See you on the flip side." AMEN. "Any Day Now, I shall Be Released." from these worldly burdens.

  92. Jimmy Shipley

    Met my wife in 68 while listening to this song . We are both 69 now and still playing the original album

  93. jorge cisternas

    La portada no corresponde a este tema

  94. Kenneth Carpenter

    I was fortunate enough to grow up in 60's-70's when bands were allowed tte freedom to explore new areas. AND THEY were Amazing .

    John Yohann

    They are still allowed the freedom, but those open areas of creation have pretty much closed up. So it's either repeat the past, or else-

  95. Jefg Lemonds

    The older i get 59 now the more i appreciate the GREAT fucklng MUSIC i grew up on

  96. 1234berretta

    Hello from France

  97. Manjinder Singh Chouhan

    November Winter ❄️ 2019 taught me few more lessons !

  98. zach friedman

    Taking the biggest shit to this song

  99. MrBeezer05

    big al and the Heavyweights played this Song for me last night,loved it al,poppa.

  100. Brokemyhip

    My father's last night on earth was Dec 18 1997. I got the call he was being made to be comfortable. I walked in an knew it was going to the last night. This was one of his favorite songs. So I loaded my portable CD player and played this song using my headphones. I set the headphones are N top of his head. My father absolutely relished this song into his soul. This was a comfort that I could offer as it was my way of saying goodbye pops...he laid there smiling. It was an unexpecting surprise because very few people knew it was his favorite song. He passed away 4 hours. I hope that this song resonated through eternity though the outer limits of time. Miss you always Dad. See you on the flip side.

    John Hopkins

    God bless Great song Weldonev I'm sure No Doubt your Fathet Appreciated that touches my heart from old 1st Cav Soldier ,talk to ya anytime been 2 years hope your adjusting. Best ya can Take it to God 👍👍👍

    Coonhunter #1

    @Amy Gwenn I hope someone can do that for you. This is the best comment I've ever seen.

    william gearles

    Your a beautiful cat...The good son..