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The Weight Chords And Strumming:

Did You Know? The Weight is considered by Rolling Stone Magazine to be the 41st greatest song of all time. It feature a character going to a town called Nazareth, because Nazareth, Pennsylvania is the home of Martin guitars and the song was written on a 1951 Martin D-28.

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Orange Pick

Most Advanced Rhythm:  White Pick (White Pick when played with the Miss 2 and the Bouncer rhythms)

Most Advanced Chord Change: Orange Pick (White Pick when played with Django chords only)

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White Pick Level

The Weight Chords And Strumming, The Band

Django Chords:  

(Capo Fret 2)

Django G Chord

Django D Chord

Django Em Chord

Django C Chord

plus Django G/F#: 2x0033

and Django Bm: x20233

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Key: With capo A, without G

Strumming:

"Miss 2":

|D   (m)   D    D U |


"Bouncer":

|D    D U D    D U |


"2 Strum":

|D    D                  |


Tempo: 144bpm


Verse 1 -

||G - - - |Bm - - - |C - - - |G - - - || x4

  ( Miss 2 ) x 16


(G) I pulled into (Bm)Nazareth, was (C)feelin' about half past (G)dead
(G) I just need some (Bm)place where (C)I can lay my (G)head
(G) Hey, mister, can you (Bm)tell me where a (C)man might find a (G)bed?
(G) He just grinned and (Bm)shook my hand, (C)"no, " was all he said (G)


Chorus A -

||G - G/F# - |C - - - ||x 3

  ( Bouncer / Miss 2)

 |C - (let ring)|- - - - |- - - - |- - |

 ( 2 Strum /let ring/let ring/let ring)

 |G - G/F# - |Em - D - |C - - - |- - - - |

 ( Bouncer /Bouncer/ Miss 2 /let ring)


(G) Take a (G/F#)load off, (C)Fanny
(G) Take a (G/F#)load for (C)free
(G) Take a (G/F#)load off, (C)Fanny
(C) And 'and' 'and' you put the load right on me
'You put the load right on (G)me' (G/F#) (Em) (D) (C)

 

Verse 2 -

||G - - - |Bm - - - |C - - - |G - - - || x4

  ( Miss 2 ) x 16


(G) I picked up my (Bm)bag, I went (C)lookin' for a place to (G)hide
(G) When I saw (Bm)Carmen and the Devil (C)walkin' side by (G)side
(G) I said, hey, (Bm)Carmen, come (C)on let's go down(G)town
(G) She said, "(Bm)I gotta go, but my (C)friend can stick a(G)round"


Chorus A -

||G - G/F# - |C - - - ||x 3

  ( Bouncer / Miss 2)

 |C - (let ring)|- - - - |- - - - |- - |

 ( 2 Strum /let ring/let ring/let ring)

 |G - G/F# - |Em - D - |C - - - |- - - - |

 ( Bouncer /Bouncer/ Miss 2 /let ring)

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(G) Take a (G/F#)load off, (C)Fanny
(G) Take a (G/F#)load for (C)free
(G) Take a (G/F#)load off, (C)Fanny
(C) And 'and' 'and' you put the load right on me
'You put the load right on (G)me' (G/F#) (Em) (D) (C)


Verse 3 -

||G - - - |Bm - - - |C - - - |G - - - || x4

  ( Miss 2 ) x 16


(G) Go down, Miss (Bm)Moses, there's (C)nothin' you can (G)say
(G) It's just ol' (Bm)Luke and Luke's (C)waitin' on the Judgment (G)Day
(G) Well, Luke, my (Bm)friend, what (C)about young Anna (G)Lee
(G) He said, do me a (Bm)favour, son, won't you (C)stay and keep Anna Lee (G)company?


Chorus A -

||G - G/F# - |C - - - ||x 3

  ( Bouncer / Miss 2)

 |C - (let ring)|- - - - |- - - - |- - |

 ( 2 Strum /let ring/let ring/let ring)

 |G - G/F# - |Em - D - |C - - - |- - - - |

 ( Bouncer /Bouncer/ Miss 2 /let ring)


(G)
 Take a (G/F#)load off, (C)Fanny
(G) Take a (G/F#)load for (C)free
(G) Take a (G/F#)load off, (C)Fanny
(C) And 'and' 'and' you put the load right on me
'You put the load right on (G)me' (G/F#) (Em) (D) (C)

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Verse 4 -

||G - - - |Bm - - - |C - - - |G - - - || x4

  ( Miss 2 ) x 16


(G) Crazy Chester (Bm)followed me and he (C)caught me in the (G)fog
(G) He said, I will (Bm)fix your rack, if (C)you'll take Jack, my (G)dog
(G) I said, wait a minute, (Bm)Chester, you know (C)I'm a peaceful (G)man
(G) He said, that's o(Bm)kay, boy, won't you (C)feed him when you (G)can?


Chorus B -

||G - G/F# - |C - - - ||x 3

  ( Bouncer / Miss 2)

 |C - (let ring)|- - - - |- - - - |- - |

 ( 2 Strum /let ring/let ring/let ring)

 |G - G/F# - |Em - D - |C - - - |- - - - |

 ( Bouncer /Bouncer/ Miss 2 /let ring)

 |G - G/F# - |Em - D - |C - - - |- - - - |

 ( Bouncer /Bouncer/ Miss 2 /let ring)


(G) Take a (G/F#)load off, (C)Fanny
(G) Take a (G/F#)load for (C)free
(G) Take a (G/F#)load off, (C)Fanny
(C) And 'and' 'and' you put the load right on me
'You put the load right on (G)me' (G/F#) (Em) (D) (C)

(G) (G/F#) (Em) (D) (C)


Verse 5 -

||G - - - |Bm - - - |C - - - |G - - - || x4

  ( Miss 2 ) x 16


(G) Catch a (Bm)cannon ball now to (C)take me down the (G)line
(G) My bag is (Bm)sinkin' low and I (C)do believe it's (G)time
(G) To get back to Miss (Bm)Fanny, you know (C)she's the only (G)one
 (G)Who sent me (Bm)here with her (C)regards for every(G)one


Chorus B -

||G - G/F# - |C - - - ||x 3

  ( Bouncer / Miss 2)

 |C - (let ring)|- - - - |- - - - |- - |

 ( 2 Strum /let ring/let ring/let ring)

 |G - G/F# - |Em - D - |C - - - |- - - - |

 ( Bouncer /Bouncer/ Miss 2 /let ring)

 |G - G/F# - |Em - D - |C - - - |- - - - |

 ( Bouncer /Bouncer/ Miss 2 /let ring)

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(G) Take a (G/F#)load off, (C)Fanny
(G) Take a (G/F#)load for (C)free
(G) Take a (G/F#)load off, (C)Fanny
(C) And 'and' 'and' you put the load right on me
'You put the load right on (G)me' (G/F#) (Em) (D) (C)

(G) (G/F#) (Em) (D) (C)

Final Chord Strum: C

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Orange Pick Level

The Weight Chords And Strumming, The Band

​Open Chords:  

(Capo Fret 2)

Open G Chord

Open D Chord

Open Em Chord

Open C Chord

plus Open G/F#: 2x0033

and Open Bm7: x20230

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Key: With capo A, without G

Strumming:

"Bass 2":

|D    B    D    D U |


"Bass 2*":

|D    B    D    D    |


"Bouncer":

|D    D U D    D U |


"Everyman":

|D    D U    U D U |


"2 Strum":

|D    D                  |


Tempo: 144bpm


Verse 1 -

||G - - - |Bm7 - - |C - - - |G - - - || x4

  ( Bass 2 / Bass 2 / Bass 2 /Everyman) x 4


(G) I pulled into (Bm7)Nazareth, was (C)feelin' about half past (G)dead
(G) I just need some (Bm7)place where (C)I can lay my (G)head
(G) Hey, mister, can you (Bm7)tell me where a (C)man might find a (G)bed?
(G) He just grinned and (Bm7)shook my hand, (C)"no, " was all he said (G)


Chorus A -

||G - G/F# - |C - - - ||x 3

  ( Bouncer / Bass 2)

 |C - (let ring)|- - - - |- - - - |- - |

 ( 2 Strum /let ring/let ring/let ring)

 |G - G/F# - |Em - D - |C - - - |- - - - |

 ( Bouncer /Bouncer/ Bass 2*/let ring)


(G) Take a (G/F#)load off, (C)Fanny
(G) Take a (G/F#)load for (C)free
(G) Take a (G/F#)load off, (C)Fanny
(C) And 'and' 'and' you put the load right on me
'You put the load right on (G)me' (G/F#) (Em) (D) (C)

 

Verse 2 -

||G - - - |Bm7 - - |C - - - |G - - - || x4

  Bass 2 / Bass 2 / Bass 2 /Everyman) x 4


(G) I picked up my (Bm7)bag, I went (C)lookin' for a place to (G)hide
(G) When I saw (Bm7)Carmen and the Devil (C)walkin' side by (G)side
(G) I said, hey, (Bm7)Carmen, come (C)on let's go down(G)town
(G) She said, "(Bm7)I gotta go, but my (C)friend can stick a(G)round"


Chorus A -

||G - G/F# - |C - - - ||x 3

  ( Bouncer / Bass 2)

 |C - (let ring)|- - - - |- - - - |- - |

 ( 2 Strum /let ring/let ring/let ring)

 |G - G/F# - |Em - D - |C - - - |- - - - |

 ( Bouncer /Bouncer/ Bass 2*/let ring)

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(G) Take a (G/F#)load off, (C)Fanny
(G) Take a (G/F#)load for (C)free
(G) Take a (G/F#)load off, (C)Fanny
(C) And 'and' 'and' you put the load right on me
'You put the load right on (G)me' (G/F#) (Em) (D) (C)


Verse 3 -

||G - - - |Bm7 - - |C - - - |G - - - || x4

  Bass 2 / Bass 2 / Bass 2 /Everyman) x 4


(G) Go down, Miss (Bm7)Moses, there's (C)nothin' you can (G)say
(G) It's just ol' (Bm7)Luke and Luke's (C)waitin' on the Judgment (G)Day
(G) Well, Luke, my (Bm7)friend, what (C)about young Anna (G)Lee
(G) He said, do me a (Bm7)favour, son, won't you (C)stay and keep Anna Lee (G)company?


Chorus A -

||G - G/F# - |C - - - ||x 3

  ( Bouncer / Bass 2)

 |C - (let ring)|- - - - |- - - - |- - |

 ( 2 Strum /let ring/let ring/let ring)

 |G - G/F# - |Em - D - |C - - - |- - - - |

 ( Bouncer /Bouncer/ Bass 2*/let ring)


(G)
 Take a (G/F#)load off, (C)Fanny
(G) Take a (G/F#)load for (C)free
(G) Take a (G/F#)load off, (C)Fanny
(C) And 'and' 'and' you put the load right on me
'You put the load right on (G)me' (G/F#) (Em) (D) (C)

​​

Verse 4 -

||G - - - |Bm7 - - |C - - - |G - - - || x4

  Bass 2 / Bass 2 / Bass 2 /Everyman) x 4


(G) Crazy Chester (Bm7)followed me and he (C)caught me in the (G)fog
(G) He said, I will (Bm7)fix your rack, if (C)you'll take Jack, my (G)dog
(G) I said, wait a minute, (Bm7)Chester, you know (C)I'm a peaceful (G)man
(G) He said, that's o(Bm7)kay, boy, won't you (C)feed him when you (G)can?


Chorus B -

||G - G/F# - |C - - - ||x 3

  ( Bouncer / Bass 2)

 |C - (let ring)|- - - - |- - - - |- - |

 ( 2 Strum /let ring/let ring/let ring)

 |G - G/F# - |Em - D - |C - - - |- - - - |

 ( Bouncer /Bouncer/ Bass 2*/let ring)

 |G - G/F# - |Em - D - |C - - - |- - - - |

 ( Bouncer /Bouncer/ Bass 2*/let ring)

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(G) Take a (G/F#)load off, (C)Fanny
(G) Take a (G/F#)load for (C)free
(G) Take a (G/F#)load off, (C)Fanny
(C) And 'and' 'and' you put the load right on me
'You put the load right on (G)me' (G/F#) (Em) (D) (C)

(G) (G/F#) (Em) (D) (C)


Verse 5 -

||G - - - |Bm7 - - |C - - - |G - - - || x4

  Bass 2 / Bass 2 / Bass 2 /Everyman) x 4


(G) Catch a (Bm7)cannon ball now to (C)take me down the (G)line
(G) My bag is (Bm7)sinkin' low and I (C)do believe it's (G)time
(G) To get back to Miss (Bm7)Fanny, you know (C)she's the only (G)one
 (G)Who sent me (Bm7)here with her (C)regards for every(G)one


Chorus B -

||G - G/F# - |C - - - ||x 3

  ( Bouncer / Bass 2)

 |C - (let ring)|- - - - |- - - - |- - |

 ( 2 Strum /let ring/let ring/let ring)

 |G - G/F# - |Em - D - |C - - - |- - - - |

 ( Bouncer /Bouncer/ Bass 2*/let ring)

 |G - G/F# - |Em - D - |C - - - |- - - - |

 ( Bouncer /Bouncer/ Bass 2*/let ring)

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(G) Take a (G/F#)load off, (C)Fanny
(G) Take a (G/F#)load for (C)free
(G) Take a (G/F#)load off, (C)Fanny
(C) And 'and' 'and' you put the load right on me
'You put the load right on (G)me' (G/F#) (Em) (D) (C)

(G) (G/F#) (Em) (D) (C)

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Final Chord Strum: C

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