The Weight – The Band:歌詞及意思

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#1 歌曲
#2 歌詞
#3 翻唱





The Weight 收錄於專輯《Music from Big Pink》
專輯《Music from Big Pink》

The Weight (1968) – The Band

Take a load off Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny
And (and) (and) you put the load right on me
(You put the load right on me)

The Weight (1968) – The Band

歌曲 The Weight,由加拿大美國樂隊 名為 The Band在 1968年唱出。歌曲長達4分34秒,類型屬於Country Rock鄉村搖滾,填詞作曲則由樂隊主要結他手Robbie Robertson負責,單曲被收錄於1968年專輯《Music from Big Pink》中。歌曲主要講述一次旅客的經驗,歌曲的第一句,"I pulled into Nazareth, was feeling about half past dead",Nazareth 拿撒勒(以色列的城市)之旅的經歷。

歌曲可說是對美國流行音樂有重大影響的單曲:在2004年,被《滾石》雜誌列入500首最佳歌曲之一1;隨後,被Pitchfork 音樂評論媒體列入60年代最佳200首歌曲之一;被搖滾名人堂列入最佳500首Rock and Roll 歌曲之一。另外,The Weight 被喻為大師級作品,聖經典故歌曲,除了充滿著神秘背景,歌曲當中標誌性的人物描述都成為了美國歌曲歷史中經典作品之一。

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該歌曲是樂隊The Band 招牌作品之一,主要以搖滾作為主風格。單曲起初在美國電台播放並不是很受歡迎,但歌曲發行之後,令到排行從60多位的位置擠進頭十名的位置中,在歐美地方排行榜有不錯的成績。此外,歌曲亦有不少翻唱的版本。

歌詞方面

填詞作曲由樂隊結他手Robbie Robertson負責

I pulled into Nazareth, 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, “no” was all he said

Take a load off Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny
And (and) (and) you put the load right on me
(You 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 my friend can stick around”

Take a load off Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny
And (and) (and) you put the load right on me
(You put the load right on me)

Go down, Miss Moses, there’s nothin’ you can say
It’s just ol’ Luke and Luke’s waitin’ on the Judgment Day
“Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Anna Lee?”
He said, “Do me a favor, son, won’tcha stay and keep Anna Lee company?”

Take a load off Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny
And (and) (and) you put the load right on me
(You put the load right on me)

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”

Yeah, take a load off Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny
And (and) (and) you put the load right on me
(You put the load right on me)

Catch a cannon ball now to 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

Take a load off Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny
And (and) (and) you put the load right on me
(You put the load right on me)

翻唱方面

Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations 版本 (1969年)

Panic! at the Disco 版本 (2008年)

Bruce Springsteen 版本 (2012年)

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