The Weight(唄:The Band)1968年

昭和・60年代洋楽・ザバンド・ザウェイト

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68年の ザ・バンドの名曲、The Weight。この曲大好き!そして演奏し、唄いました。カナダ出身メンバー中心の彼らですが、アメリカ南部の匂い、そして男臭さをぷんぷんさせながら、時折美しい音を奏でる、たまらなく好きなバンドです。

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, “No!”, was all he said.

(Chorus:)
Take a load off Annie, take a load for free;
Take a load off Annie, 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:]
Take a load off Annie, take a load for free;
Take a load off Annie, And (and) (and) you can put the load right on me.

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:]
Take a load off Annie, take a load for free;
Take a load off Annie, And (and) (and) you can put the load right on me.

Crazy Chester followed me, and he caught me in the fog.
He said, “I will fix your rack, 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:]
Take a load off Annie, take a load for free;
Take a load off Annie, And (and) (and) you can put the load right on me.

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

[Chorus:]
Take a load off Annie, take a load for free;
Take a load off Annie, And (and) (and) you can put the load right on me.