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"The Weight" is a 1968 song by The Band. The song appears originally on The Band's first album, Music from Big Pink.

"The Weight" is one of the group's best known songs and among the most popular songs of the late 1960s counterculture. However, the song was not a significant mainstream hit for The Band in the US, peaking at only #63. The Band's record fared much better in Canada and the UK – in those countries, the single was a… read more

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  • Avatar for Javinry
    One of the best classics out there.
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    I always play this song whenever I visit my hometown of Lancaster, PA. What's so special about this song? It's an incredibly soulful tune that soothes the spirit.
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    What is so special about this song?? It's nice, but other songs on their first three albums are just as good or better.
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    gigantisch, unvergleichlich, super :-)
  • Avatar for algenon50
    great song& with The Staple singers too !!
  • Avatar for kallyons
    Enduring, after all these years, still one of the best songs I ever heard.................
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I pulled into Nazareth, I 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 and, \"No\", was all he said

The Band - The Weight Lyrics



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