The Weight

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I pulled into Nazareth, I was feeling about half past dead.
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I just needed some place where I can lay my head.
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"Hey, Mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?"
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He just grinned, shook my hand, "No" was all he said.

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Take a load off, Fanny.
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Take a load for free.
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Take a load off, Fanny.
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And...  you put the load right on me.

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I picked up my bag.  I went looking for a place to hide.
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When I saw Carmen and the devil walking side by side.
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I said, "Hey, Carmen, come on. Let's go downtown."
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She said, "I got to go, but my friend can stick around."

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Take a load off, Fanny.
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Take a load for free.
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Take a load off, Fanny.
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And...  you put the load right on me.

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Go down, Miss Moses, there's nothing you can say.
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It's just old Luke, and Luke's waiting on the judgement day.
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"Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Anna Lee?"
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He said, "Do me a favor, son, won't you stay and keep Anna Lee company."

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Take a load off, Fanny.
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Take a load for free.
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Take a load off, Fanny.
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And...  you put the load right on me.

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Crazy Chester followed me and he caught me in the fog.
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He said, "I will fix your rack, if you'll take Jack my dog."
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I said, "Wait a minute, Chester. You know I'm a peaceful man."
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He said, "That's okay, boy.  Won't you feed him when you can?"

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Take a load off, Fanny.
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Take a load for free.
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Take a load off, Fanny.
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And...  you put the load right on me.

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Get your Canonball now, to take me down the line.
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My bag is sinking low, and I do believe it's time
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To get back to Miss Fanny.  You know she's the only one
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Who sent me here with her regards for everyone.


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Take a load off, Fanny.
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Take a load for free.
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Take a load off, Fanny.
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And...  you put the load right on me.