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[C] I pulled into [Em] Nazareth, I was [F] feelin' about half past [C] dead;

[C] I just need some [Em] place where [F] I can lay my [C] head.

[C] "Hey, mister, can you [Em] tell me where a [F] man might find a [C] bed?"

[C] He just grinned and [Em] shook my hand, and [F] "No!", was all he [C] said.


[C] Take a [G] load off [F] Fannie, [C] take a [G] load for [F] free;

[C] Take a [G] load off [F] Fannie,

And (and) (and) you can put the load right on [C] me. [C/B][Am][G][F]


[C] I picked up my [Em] bag, I went [F] lookin' for a place to [C] hide;
[C] When I saw [Em] Carmen and the Devil [F] walkin' side by [C] side.

[C] I said, "Hey, [Em] Carmen, come [F] on, let's go down-[C]-town."

[C] She said, [Em] "I gotta go, but my [F] friend can stick a-[C]-round."

[C] Take a [G] load off [F] Fannie, [C] take a [G] load for [F] free;

[C] Take a [G] load off [F] Fannie,

And (and) (and) you can put the load right on [C] me. [C/B][Am][G][F]


[C] Go down, Miss [Em] Moses, there's [F] nothin' you can [C] say

[C] It's just ol' [Em] Luke, and Luke's [F] waitin' on the Judgement [C] Day.

[C] "Well, Luke, my [Em] friend, what [F] about young Anna [C] Lee?"

[C] He said, "Do me a [Em] favour, son, won't you [F] stay an' keep Anna Lee [C] company?"

[C] Take a [G] load off [F] Fannie, [C] take a [G] load for [F] free;

[C] Take a [G] load off [F] Fannie,

And (and) (and) you can put the load right on [C] me. [C/B][Am][G][F]


[C] Crazy Chester [Em] followed me, and he [F] caught me in the [C] fog.

[C] He said, "I will [Em] fix your rack, if [F] you'll take Jack, my [C] dog."

[C] I said, "Wait a minute, [Em] Chester, you know [F] I'm a peaceful [C] man."

[C] He said, "That's o-[Em]-kay, boy, won't you [F] feed him when you [C] can."

[C] Take a [G] load off [F] Fannie, [C] take a [G] load for [F] free;

[C] Take a [G] load off [F] Fannie,

And (and) (and) you can put the load right on [C] me. [C/B][Am][G][F]


[C] Catch a [Em] Cannonball, now, to [F] take me down the [C] line

[C] My bag is [Em] sinkin' low and I [F] do believe it's [C] time.

[C] To get back to Miss [Em] Annie, you know [F] she's the only [C] one.

[C] Who sent me [Em] here with her re-[F]-gards for every-[C]-one.


[C] Take a [G] load off [F] Fannie, [C] take a [G] load for [F] free;

[C] Take a [G] load off [F] Fannie,

And (and) (and) you can put the load right on [C] me. [C/B][Am][G][F]


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