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.
[Chorus] Take a load off Fanny, take a load for free Take a load off Fanny, and you put the load right on me
I picked up my bags, I went looking for a place to hide When I saw old Carmen and the Devil, walking side by side I said, "Hey, Carmen, c'mon, let's go downtown" She said, "I gotta go, but my friend can stick around"
Go down, Miss Moses, ain't nothin' you can say It's just old Luke, and Luke's waiting on the judgment day Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Annalee He said, "Do me a favor, son, won't you stay and keep Annalee company"
Crazy Chester followed me, and he caught me in the fog Said, "I will fix your rag, 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"
Catch the cannonball, now to take me down the line My bag is sinking 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