FREE Campfire Singalong Songbook

20 classic, not-too-hard songs to enjoy with your family while you ride out the apocalypse.

Beatles - Petty - Johnny Cash - Eagles - John Denver - Dylan

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    The Weight

    The Band

     

    Capo 2 - Original version is in same key w/out capo, and requires a C#m barre chord.  This version avoids barre chords by substituting a Bm7 chord for the Bm.

     

    Chord Guide

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

           1 2 3

    Bm7:  x20202

    (substitute for Bm)

           32 1

    C:    x32010

             132

    D:    xx0232

          2    4

    G/F#: 2x0003

           12

    Em:   022000

     

     

     

    Strum: D B D DUD B D DU  w/swing feel

           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

     

     

     

    Intro:

     

    G (1 measure)

     

    G (½)              Bm (½)             C (½)                          G (½)

    I pulled into Nazareth, I was feelin' about half past dead;

    G (½)                       Bm (½)       C (½)              G (½)
       I just need some place where I can lay my head.

    G (½)                           Bm (½)                C (½)                   G (½)
    "Hey, mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?"

    G (½)                              Bm (½)                   C (½)                   G (½)
       He just grinned and shook my hand, and "No!", was all he said.

     

    Chorus:



    G (¼)        D (¼)      C (½)  G (¼)     D (¼)        C (½)
       Take a load off Fannie, take a load for free;

    G (¼)        D (¼)      C (½)    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 (½)                   Bm (½)        C (½)                         G (½)

      I picked up my bag, I went lookin' for a place to hide;
    G (½)            Bm (½)                        C (½)               G (½)

    When I saw Carmen and the Devil walkin' side by side.

    G (½)                   Bm (½)          C (½)                   G (½)
        I said, "Hey, Carmen, come on, let's go downtown."

    G (½)         Bm (½)                 C (½)                          G (½)
    She said, "I gotta go, but my friend can stick around."


    Chorus



    G (½)                    Bm (½)             C (½)                G (½)
       Go down, Miss Moses, there's nothin' you can say

    G (½)              Bm (½)                 C (½)                                G (½)
       It's just ol' Luke, and Luke's waitin' on the Judgement Day.

    G (½)                      Bm (½)             C (½)                 G (½)
       "Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Anna Lee?"

    G (½)                         Bm (½)                     C (½)                           G (½)
       He said, "Do me a favor, son, woncha stay an' keep Anna Lee company?"


    Chorus



    G (½)                  Bm (½)                     C (½)                    G (½)
       Crazy Chester followed me, and he caught me in the fog.

    G (½)                    Bm (½)               C (½)                       G (½)
        He said, "I will fix your rags, if you'll take Jack, my dog."

    G (½)                                  Bm (½)                C (½)                G (½)
       I said, "Wait a minute, Chester, you know I'm a peaceful man."

    G (½)                       Bm (½)                    C (½)                        G (½)
       He said, "That's okay, boy, won't you feed him when you can."


    Chorus



    / G  G/F#  Em  D / C - - - /

     

    G (½)                      Bm (½)         C (½)                  G (½)
        Catch a Cannonball, now, t'take me down the line

    G (½)            Bm (½)               C (½)              G (½)
       My bag is sinkin' low and I do believe it's time.

    G (½)                          Bm (½)                 C (½)              G (½)
       To get back to Miss Annie, you know she's the only one.

    G (½)                   Bm (½)             C (½)               G (½)
        Who sent me here with her regards for everyone.



    Chorus



     

    / 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.