The Band

The Weight Chords

The Band

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The Weight

Year: 1968 -

(Jaime Robbie Robertson)

  		
G Bm Em G C C C   G 
---......... 
Bm Em G C C C   G                          
   ---......... INTRO with guitar lick(s) 

Verse 1: 

G               Bm             C                    G    
I pulled into Nazareth, was feelin' 'bout half past dead 
G                Bm          C              G   
I just need some place, where I can lay my head 
G              Bm                   C                 G  
Hey Mister can you tell me, where a man might find a bed 
G                  Bm                 C                   G 
He just grinned and shook my hand, and 'no' was all he said 
 
tabchorus
G D C G D C Take a load off Fanny, take a load for free G D C CC Take a load off Fanny, ..and ..and ..and.. C G You put the load (put the load) right on me
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Bm Em G C C C G ..---......... Verse 2: G Bm C G I picked up my bag, I went lookin' for a place to hide G Bm C G When I saw old Carmen and the devil walkin' side by side G Bm C G I said "Hey Carmen, come on let's go down town" G Bm C G She said "I gotta go but my friend can stick around"
tabchorus
G D C G D C Take a load off Fanny, take a load for free G D C CC Take a load off Fanny, ..and ..and ..and.. C G You put the load (put the load) right on me
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Bm Em G C C C G ..---......... Verse 3: G Bm C G Go down miss Moses, there's nothin' you can say G Bm C G It's just old Luke and, Luke's waitin' on the Judgement Day G Bm C G Well Luke my friend, what about young Anna Lee? G Bm C G He said "Do me a favor son, wont you stay & keep Anna Lee company"
tabchorus
G D C G D C Take a load off Fanny, take a load for free G D C Take a load off Fanny, ..and ..and ..and.. C G You put the load (put the load) right on me
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Bm Em G C C C G ..---......... Verse 4: G Bm C G Crazy Chester followed me, and he caught me in the fog G Bm C G He said "I will fix your rack, if you take Jack my dog" G Bm C G I said "Wait a minute Chester, you know I'm a peaceful man" G Bm C G He said "That's okay boy, won't you feed him when you can"
tabchorus
G D C G D C Take a load off Fanny, take a load for free G D C Take a load off Fanny, ..and ..and ..and.. C G You put the load (put the load) right on me
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Bm Em G C C C G ..---......... Bm Em G C C C G ..---......... Verse 5: G Bm C G Catch a Cannonball, now to take me down the line G Bm C G My bag is sinking low, and I do believe it's time G Bm C G To get back to miss Fanny you know she's the only one G Bm C G Who sent me here with her regards for everyone
tabchorus
G D C G D C Take a load off Fanny, take a load for free G D C Take a load off Fanny, ..and ..and ..and.. C G You put the load (put the load) right on me
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Bm Em G C C C G ..---......... Bm Em G C C C G ..---.........

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