who sings this song?

I dont even know the lyrics, but it was on during SNL tonight while zach braff and the guys were sitting by the bar talking about what the song reminds them of. It goes something like " Take it off of someone and lean it on me" who sings this and what is the songs name?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I know what your talking about...I think its called the weight...

    I pulled into Nazareth, I 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.

    (Chorus:)

    Take a load off Fannie, take a load for free;

    Take a load off Fannie, And (and) (and) you can put the load right on me.

    I picked up my bag, I went lookin' for a place to hide;

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

    I said, "Hey, Carmen, come on, let's go downtown."

    She said, "I gotta go, but m'friend can stick around."

    (Chorus)

    Go down, Miss Moses, there's nothin' you can say

    It's just ol' Luke, and Luke's waitin' on the Judgement Day.

    "Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Anna Lee?"

    He said, "Do me a favor, son, woncha stay an' keep Anna Lee

    company?"

    (Chorus)

    Crazy Chester followed me, and he caught me in the fog.

    He said, "I will fix your rags, if you'll take Jack, my dog."

    I said, "Wait a minute, Chester, you know I'm a peaceful man."

    He said, "That's okay, boy, won't you feed him when you can."

    (Chorus)

    Catch a Cannonball, now, t'take me down the line

    My bag is sinkin' low and I do believe it's time.

    To get back to Miss Annie, you know she's the only one.

    Who sent me here with her regards for everyone.

    (Chorus)

  • 1 decade ago

    The Band: The Weight

  • 4 years ago

    Sing of good things not bad, sing of happy not sad. Sing, Sing a song, sing it simple to last the whole night long. Don't worry if its not good enough for anyone else to hear, just sing, sing a song.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Weight by The Band.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If it is the Weight it's written by The Band and from their album Big Pink. Listen here

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/asin/B00004W50...

    It was meant to be used in the film Easy Rider , but for some reason The Band's version was pulled and replaced by a cover version by a band called Smith , who I know nothing about: Listen to their version here

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/asin/B000006YE...

  • 1 decade ago

    i think its maroon five not sure what the song is

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