Allman Brothers Band – The Weight Lyrics

The Weight

I pulled into Nazareth, was feeling ’bout 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 you put the load right on me

I picked up my bags, I went looking for a place to hide

Then I saw old Carmen and the devil walking side by side

I said, "Hey Carmen, c’mon, let’s go downtown"

She said, "I gotta go, but my friend can stick around"


Go down, Miss moses, ain’t nothin you can say

It’s just old Luke, and Luke’s waiting on judgement day

Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Annalee

He said, "Do me a favor, so, won’t you stay and keep Annalee comapany"


Crazy Chester followed me, and he caught me in the fog

said, "I will fix your rag, if you’ll 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"


Get you cannonball, now to take me down the line

My bag is sinking 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