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The Weight (live)

on Mad Dogs & Englishmen (Deluxe Edition)

Lyrics

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, and "No!", was all he said.
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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, and "No!", was all he said.
full lyrics

Features of This Track

basic rock song structures
gospel influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
acoustic rhythm piano
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
a busy horn section
major key tonality
a dynamic male vocalist

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Comments

we're pregnant
maeflower024
Joe Cocker why u makin me cry? The Weight! I'm feeling like a Mad Dog!!!!
*Annie
Joe cocker did ok but not as good as The Band
katiexoyl
I thought it was Annie not fanny ...
jquintana092 5
Spark 1 up!
What a voice, what a cover.
1178175243
yeah, I dont think the lyrics are "fanny".
good cover, funny how all the cockiness wears off after awhile. Can't be 21 and filled with overconfiden c e forever.
Good cover by Joe. Only person I can think of who could pull it off!
I know Robbie from The Band wrote the song,nice pull Cocker love mad dog and Englishmen
My brother bought this album back when it first came out. We wore it out on the old turntable, but I do not remember this song appearing on the album set. Wonder what else the Deluxe Edition has that I've not heard before? As an aside, I saw Leon Russell about a year ago. He's still giving it his all.
"The Weight" What a great song; even my band has covered it. But The (one and only) Band does it best of all! Be leery, however, of the songwriting credits to Robbie Robertson alone. As Levon Helm said in his memoirs, and has been shown elsewhere, Mr. Robertson, great musician and songwriter that he was, was also disinclined to give collaborativ e credit to his mates in The Band. This doesn't detract from The Band's accomplishme n t s , only Robbie's bona fides.
Never heard Joe Cocker do this song before A great song
@Diana and @tjminari, the f at the end of off and the beginning of fanny gets confusing but it really is take a load off fanny
mad dogs and englishmen tour in the 70s with joe cocker,leon russell,
dave mason etc etc winterland sf
interesting take on the lyrics. pretty funny. great song. great singer. saw him fall off stage once. that was funny too. having too much fun i guess.
This is one of the greats!
tjminari
@Diana - yea, definitely. It sounds like he's singing Annie - just the lyrics were typed by a newb?

Edit: Below that even confirms the typo - "Say you will keep Anna Lee company?"
dlavery0
wasn't it suppose to be take a load of ANNIE??
AHHHH, the memories!
swifft83
I attended the mad dogs shows at Fillmore east....STIL L the greatest Rock Ensemble band I have EVER seen.....and I have seen em ALL!!!!!
NICE!

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