The Weight
Diana Ross and the Supremes with the Temptations Lyrics


I pulled in to Nazareth, was feeling 'bout half past dead
I just need some place where I could 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 bag, I went looking for a place to hide
When I saw Carmen and the Devil walking 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 you put the load right on me

Go down Miss Moses, there's nothing that you can say
It's just old Luke, waiting on the judgement day
'Well, Luke my friend, what about young Anna-Lee?'
He said 'Do me a favour 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 you put the load right on me

Catch a 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, I 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 you put the load right on me

Take a load off, Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off, Fanny
Put the weight on me

Take a load off, Fanny
Put the weight on me

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Comments from YouTube:

Nathan Scott

Love the original from The Band, but have much love for this Motown version!

cntrl scrutinizer

Two Great groups singing a great song!

theSUPREMEscene

thanks so much for your kind comments! i am so glad you enjoyed it!

Ramoncito el Bueno

I cannot believe how this great this tune was so neglected in its time, but how perfectly you captured the moment years later in your video. Thank you...I had saved your rendition for a couple years and glad i found it again today. Keep up the good work!

Ramoncito el Bueno

Sorry, but i needed another dose of your magic. Thanks again theSUPREMEscene! Wish my lap-top had a dance floor!

theSUPREMEscene

it's always nice to have return visits...

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