I pulled into Nazareth, I was feelin' about half pastdead;I just need some place where I can lay my head."Hey, mister, can you tell me where a man might find abed?"He just grinned and shook my hand, and "No!", was allhe said.
(Chorus:)Take a load off Fannie, take a load for free;Take a load off Fannie, And (and) (and) you can put theload 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."
Go down, Miss Moses, there's nothin' you can sayIt's just ol' Luke, and Luke's waitin' on the JudgementDay."Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Anna Lee?"He said, "Do me a favor, son, woncha stay an' keep AnnaLee company?"
Crazy Chester followed me, and he caught me in the fog.He said, "I will fix your rags, if you'll take Jack, mydog."I said, "Wait a minute, Chester, you know I'm apeaceful man."He said, "That's okay, boy, won't you feed him when youcan."
Catch a Cannonball, now, t'take me down the lineMy bag is sinkin' low and I do believe it's time.To get back to Miss Annie, you know she's the only one.Who sent me here with her regards for everyone.