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The Weight

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I pulled into Nazareth, was feeling 'bout 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.
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I pulled into Nazareth, was feeling 'bout 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.
full lyrics

Features of This Track

mellow rock instrumentation
country influences
folk influences
a subtle use of paired vocal harmony
acoustic rhythm piano
acoustic sonority
major key tonality
a dynamic male vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars
narrative lyrics

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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The only song by the Band they ever play.
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Agreed Levons voice is so recognized, love his music and every movie his ever appeared in
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The voice of Levon Helm, classic. Oh I'm stuck on Easy Rider,
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Great song makes me wana roll one up
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szaretki
Seems like yesterday, vitamins Vietnam weed speed women and Jesus
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Hola!
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coachgl1
cont. This is what it's all about. So the guy goes and one thing leads to another and it's like 'Holy s**t, what's this turned into? I've only come here to say hello for somebody and I've got myself in this incredible predicament. ' It was very Buñuelish to me at the time.<
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coachgl1
cont. impossible to be good. In 'The Weight' it was this very simple thing. Someone says, 'Listen, would you do me this favour? When you get there will you say hello to somebody or will you give somebody this or will you pick up one of these for me? Oh? You're going to Nazareth, that's where the Martin guitar factory is. Do me a favour when you're there.'
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coachgl1
cont. faced that undermined their goals for maintaining or improving their moral character. Of this, Robertson once stated:
(Buñuel) did so many films on the impossibilit y of sainthood. People trying to be good in Viridiana and Nazarin, people trying to do their thing. In 'The Weight' it's the same thing. People like Buñuel would make films that had these religious connotations to them but it wasn't necessarily a religious meaning. In Buñuel there were these people trying to be good and it's
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cont. Ronnie Hawkins would tell him to keep the peace at his Rockwood Club when Chester arrived.

According to Robertson, The Weight was inspired by the movies of Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel. Buñuel's films are known for their surreal imagery and criticism of organized religion, particularly Catholicism. The song's lyrics and music invoke vivid imagery, the main character's perspective is influenced by the Bible, and the episodic story was inspired by the predicaments Buñuel's film charac
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coachgl1
Wiki: The colorful characters in The Weight were based on real people members of The Band knew, as Levon Helm explained in his autobiograph y , This Wheel's on Fire. In particular, young Anna Lee mentioned in the third verse is Helm's longtime friend Anna Lee Amsden, and, according to her, Carmen was from Helm's hometown, Turkey Scratch, Arkansas. Crazy Chester was an eccentric resident of Fayetteville , Arkansas, who carried a cap gun.
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Their harmonies are on point!
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Great song.good ole hippie days
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��������love it
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Levon Helm seems like he was the coolest guy around !
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& bump @ 144
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Yeah....
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I just couldn't help myself...tak e a load off fanny...
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Good relaxing song
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Wa,
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I know....
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Yeah...
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Winter : time to put another load of logs near fire and keep warm
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love this song, I said, wait a minute, Chester, you know, I'm a peaceful man ...
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ahh!!! :))
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I give my love to many
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drock_03
Love it!! :))... Put the load right on me..I gotta go but my friend can stick around..
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Always would hum this song when I was younger. Now that I'm older and I read the lyrics it sure is creepy LMAO
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Put the lord on me ? Hmm my thoughts again , & yes, I know he says load : The Weight
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ARhippychick check out my station
Remembering the good times.
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ARhippychick . Listen to my station
Remembering the good times
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|^^| ⚡️♣️⚡️❤️⚡️♠️ ️ |^^|
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Wait, they charge for loads ?
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Electric diesel tractor trailer , no, wait , oh just NEVERMIND
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walb608
the lyric is I will fix your rack not fix your rag
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Starsky and Hutch!
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American Pick up truck commercial
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Should of never mentioned ... :/ good song :)
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Show more by The Band
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Classic, The Weight by The Band Fanny, put the load
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Take the load off. .....and put the load right on me. :-D :-D :-D
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amecice1067
It's o.k
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Load of logs :/
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Love love The Band
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Omg, lol! Now I can't get that thought out of my mind... not cool!
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It doesn't mean anything about taking a dump
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This song has a great vibe , but I still can't get my mind off some guy taking a well needed dump :/
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Easy rider sound track
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normanlippma n
A fav
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robertaespar z a 5 9
What is the greatest bands will forever remind me of the 1970s long live Levon Helms and the band
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