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C             Em
I pulled into Nazareth
       F                   C
Just feeling about half past dead
C    Em
F       C
I just need a place where I can lay my head
C                Em
Hey mister, can you tell me
        F           C
Where a man might find a bed
C                 Em
He just grinned and shook my hand
        F            C
And no was all he said.

C      Em      F        C         Em
Take a load off Fanny, take a load for free
C      Em      F
Take a load off Fanny
And, and, and you put the load right on me.

I picked up my bag and went looking for a place to hide
When I saw Carmen and the devil walking side by side
I said hey Carmen, come on let's go downtown
She said I gotta go, but my friend can stick around.

Go down Moses, there's nothing that you can say
It's just old Luke and Luke's waiting on judgment day
Hey 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
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 O.K. my boy
Won't you feed him when you can.

Catch a cannonball 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
She sent me here with her regards for everyone.

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