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The Band - The Weight
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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 ol' 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'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" 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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Brokemyhip
Brokemyhip 1400 답글 연결
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.
Tommy Philips
Tommy Philips 답글
Your not gonna make me cry Roy.......
Marsh Sherrif
Marsh Sherrif 3 답글
you could not do anything better. good man.
Kiki Lang
Kiki Lang 답글
If you were in your father position, what song would you like to hear?
Each21
Each21 1 답글
You just made me cry. How beautiful.
CurvyGirl07
CurvyGirl07 1 답글
nice. and it's weird since ur telling him to take the weight off.. (take a load off)... like saying its okay, let go.. very nice. god bless and r.i.p to ur dad. XOX
Trevor Tagliabue
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l first heard this song in late '69 or early '70 at the release of Easy Rider...l saw that movie 3 times in a row. I was a young kid waiting for the revolution, though l didn't really understand it at the time....the music and sentiments of the movie activated dormant feelings of rebellion against church, small town thinking and rightwing agendas...
Daniel Haas
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Easy Rider
bear claw
bear claw 답글 연결
"No"
Drew Podsakoff
Drew Podsakoff 답글 연결
Such a great song. The Band is one of the greatest
mosesmoses2000
mosesmoses2000 답글 연결
Good Album..
cloud reader
cloud reader 답글 연결
At my age smoking over 50 years Im thinking rather as Luke.  1:56
busenitzsucks
busenitzsucks 답글 연결
One of the best songs ever!
Denise Herzfeld
Denise Herzfeld 답글 연결
Girl Interrupted brought me here
Anthony Baldini
Anthony Baldini 답글 연결
In a Station always did it for me...greatest Band song and one of personal favorites. Such coherent words, while the music seems fitting enough to be played at the front gates of heaven.
David McManus
David McManus 답글 연결
music always seems better from one's own youth
Mary Gambino
Mary Gambino 답글 연결
I say Annie - just because of Annalee.
Dr. Cynthia Cohen
I wish someone would make a music video to accompany these great lyrics.
Native Star
Native Star 답글 연결
Dawn of the planet of apes brought me here. Awesome song.
keep on rollin 79
188 people have way too many loads
beth olive
beth olive 답글 연결
to my friend Sue RIP girl.
Matthew Johnston
Matthew Johnston 답글 연결
I am under house arrest something to do.
Laurinda Drago
Laurinda Drago 답글 연결
I liked Levon, it's sad that he's gone.
wolfmanjack 007
wolfmanjack 007 답글 연결
What's all this shit about planet of the apes? What happened to easy r ider?

CARDUELIS999
CARDUELIS999 답글 연결
Levon.
larry mcintyre
larry mcintyre 답글 연결
I love this song, but I have no clue what the hell the lyrics mean
Buddy Brown
Buddy Brown 답글 연결
a bed
frank franks
frank franks 답글 연결
If Chester and Luke won't keep Anna Lee company I will.
Jim Anderson
Jim Anderson 답글 연결
955 people gave a thumbs down to this song. Wonder if they have their head stuck up their asses.......
james Scudder
james Scudder 답글 연결
I lost my pop two and a half years ago, I still miss him everyday
james Scudder
james Scudder 답글 연결
I lost my pop two and a half years ago, I still miss him everyday
sammi4982
sammi4982 1 답글 연결
'he just grinned and shook my hand- no, was all he said'
taylor Viets
taylor Viets 답글 연결
The version cannot be topped, but I saw the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band perform this live last week and I'd have to say they come in at a close second.....tremendous song through and through
LeCutter
LeCutter 1 답글 연결
Goddamn if that isn't one of the best intros to a song ever. Just gets me every single time.

LiberalCunt
LiberalCunt 1 답글 연결
Fuck this whack cracker shit y'all need to be listening to Tyga and Childish Gambino they be the shit!!! #LoveKardashians
CatfishHunter61
CatfishHunter61 답글 연결
I wish they had put this version of the weight in Easy Rider instead of the version by Smith.
Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson 1 답글 연결
I'm not going to look at the comments, right off the bat, but if one mother fucking person sais planet of the apes brought them here I'm going to go ape shit.. (no pun intended)..
ToddAndelin
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hearing younger singers sing this one, way cool to see it go through generations.
greg pollash
greg pollash 1 답글 연결
This is truly a great song. I remember listening to my brother's albums as a kid. The Band captured the futile thirst for revenge and the uncertain fate of half a continent at a time when the world of the South was collapsing all around it's inhabitants. It is also an emotional account of one man shaking his fist at powers beyond his control, an unwilling witness to history crashing down around him. I have been listening to this song for many years and find myself driven to research the specific verses that relate to real events during the war. The following discussion is provided for your reading entertainment. Please feel free to add any information that might further augment the following or shine further light on this small piece of history.

There are three references to specific Civil War events that I address:

First Reference: "...and I worked on the Danville train, till Stoneman's cavalry came and tore up the tracks again"

Virgil Caine worked on the "Danville train", which is certainly the Richmond and Danville (R&D) railroad, which ran from Danville, Virginia to Richmond, Virginia (140 miles) before, during and after the Civil War. Virgil's comment places him somewhere between these two cities (Danville and Richmond) in Virginia. Having solved the question of where, we address the question of when.

To ascertain the time, we can refer to U.S. General George Stoneman's cavalry raid on April 4th, 1865. The Yankee cavalry cut the R&D railroad at Jetersville, Virginia, robbing Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia of the crucial supplies they awaited in Amelia. This was the only instance during the entire war that the R&D was cut, which pinpoints Virgil Caine living somewhere along the R&D line in the early days of April 1865. (NOTE 1: Virgil says they "tore up the tracks AGAIN", but there is no reference to the R&D being cut before April 1865. NOTE 2: Gen'l Stoneman led cavalry raids in 1863 and 1864 in Virginia, but neither of these raids approached the R&D line.)

Second Reference: "By May the 10th Richmond had fell..."

This reference is a bit obscure. True enough, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured May 10th 1865 in Irwin County, Georgia. This event marked the fall of the Confederate national government's existence. However, technically, Richmond had fallen on Monday, April 3, the day after Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia abandoned their lines around Petersburg, Virginia, and headed west in full retreat. Union forces entered Richmond, some 45 odd miles northeast of Petersburg, at dawn on April 3, and President Abraham Lincoln walked the streets of Richmond with his son Tad on the fourth of April. These facts throw light on the verse from the song, and perhaps the verse should have read, "...by April third Richmond had fell".

Third Reference: "Virgil quick come see, there goes Robert E. Lee"

Robert E. Lee spent his entire military career as commanding General of the Army of Northern Virginia, and was never in Tennessee during the entire civil war. Research shows that this verse must certainly refer to the Mississippi steamboat "Robert E. Lee", which operated mainly between Natchez, Missouri, and New Orleans. This operational route did not include that stretch of the Mississippi River which borders western Tennessee, but the "Robert E. Lee" was known to venture as far north as St. Louis when revenue fell short on the Natchez-New Orleans run. While the previous two references indicate Virgil living along the R&D line in April 1865, there is no historical time reference by which to place the "Robert E. Lee" on the western Tennessee border where Ole' Miss flows. In 1870, the "Robert E. Lee" raced the "Natchez" (another steamboat) from New Orleans to St. Louis. (The "Robert E. Lee" won the contest.) This race would have taken the Robert E. Lee along the Mississippi on the western border of Tennessee, where Virgil's wife might have seen the steamboat. Virgil tells the story of his involvement in the Civil War in the first two references, and then quips "back with my wife in Tennessee", obviously following the events described earlier in the song. The logical conclusion is that Virgil's wife saw the "Robert E. Lee" sometime between April 1865 and 1870.

Enough of history! Enjoy the song.
Asher Laub
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Who else {loves this| thinks this is cool} {?|}
Rock Avenger
Rock Avenger 1 답글 연결
Does it get any better than this?
Ethan Jeanes
Ethan Jeanes 답글 연결
Great fucking jam.
Malacheech B
Malacheech B 답글 연결
who else threw sal marcono out the casino window
Star Lord
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I based many of my teachings to this song -Gandhi
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