Pulled into Nazareth, feeling 'bout half past dead Just need a place where I can lay my head Hey mister can you tell me where a girl might find a bed? He just grinned, 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 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 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] 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