The Weight by The Band

Welcome to my The Weight chord chart by The Band. The Band always had such great classic music. I really liked this song and remember learning it on my acoustic guitar. So much fun to play especially with other. The song is a little more intermediate in that we have a Bm barre chord, the chord are only 1 or 2 bears each and that we have some walk downs at the ends of the choruses which all add up to one good time.

Let’s check it out!

Easy Strumming:
|G Bm | |C G |
1 2 + 3 4 + 1 2 + 3 4 +
DDU DD U DDU DD U

My Strumming I like:
|G Bm |
1 2 + a 3 4 +a
D D DU D D DU


The Weight Chord Chart

by The Band

Intro: G

Verse:
|G                Bm|            |C                            G  
|
I pulled into Nazareth, I was feelin' about half past dead;
|G                     Bm|        |C            G|
   I just need some place where I can lay my head.
|G                             Bm|                  |C                      G|
"Hey, mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?"
|G                                Bm|                 |C                      G |
    He just grinned and shook my hand, "No!", was all he said.

Chorus:

|G          D        C  - |  |G       D          C -|
   Take a load off Fannie, take a load for free;
|         D        C  - |   C (hold 7 beats--a measure of 4/4 and a measure of3/4)  
   Take a load off Fannie, And (and) (and) you can put the load right on me.

| G  G/F#  Em  D | C


Verse:
|G                 Bm|       |C                         G  
|
   I picked up my bag, I went lookin' for a place to hide;
|G                 Bm|            |C               G  |
When I saw Carmen and the Devil walkin' side by side.
|G                Bm|     |C                   G  |
    I said, "Hey, Carmen, come on, let's go downtown."
|G                 Bm|          |C                 G  |
She said, "I gotta go, but my friend can stick around."

Chorus:

|G          D        C  - |  |G       D          C -|
   Take a load off Fannie, take a load for free;
|         D        C  -|   C (hold 7 beats--a measure of 4/4 and a measure of3/4)  
   Take a load off Fannie, And (and) (and) you can put the load right on me.

| G  G/F#  Em  D | C

|G                Bm|           |C               G  |
   Go down, Miss Moses, there's nothin' you can say
|G                Bm| |C                             G  |
   It's just ol' Luke, and Luke's waitin' on the Judgement Day.
|G                Bm|     |C                  G  |
   "Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Anna Lee?"
|G                Bm|      |C              G  |
   He said, "Do me a favor, son, woncha stay an' keep Anna Lee company?"

Chorus:

|G          D        C  - |  |G       D          C -|
   Take a load off Fannie, take a load for free;
|         D        C  -|   C (hold 7 beats--a measure of 4/4 and a measure of3/4)  
   Take a load off Fannie, And (and) (and) you can put the load right on me.

| G  G/F#  Em  D | C

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

Chorus:

|G          D        C  - |  |G       D          C -|
   Take a load off Fannie, take a load for free;
|         D        C  -|   C (hold 7 beats--a measure of 4/4 and a measure of3/4)  
   Take a load off Fannie, And (and) (and) you can put the load right on me.

| G  G/F#  Em  D | C | G  G/F#  Em  D | C

|G                Bm|   |C                    G  |
 Catch a Cannonball, now, t'take me down the line
|G                Bm|       |C               G  |
  My bag is sinkin' low and I do believe it's time.
|G                Bm|       |C            G  |
  To get back to Miss Fanny, you know she's the only one.
|G                Bm|            |C                G  |
  Who sent me here with her regards for everyone.

Chorus:

|G          D        C  - |  |G       D          C -|
   Take a load off Fannie, take a load for free;
|         D        C  -|   C (hold 7 beats--a measure of 4/4 and a measure of3/4)  
   Take a load off Fannie, And (and) (and) you can put the load right on me.

| G  G/F#  Em  D | C | G  G/F#  Em  D | C (hold)

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.