Is it take a load off Annie or take a load off Fanny?

The chorus I came up with was, “Take a load off Fanny”—not Annie, as many people think. I’m not sure I had the Gotham’s owner in mind when I used “Fanny.” But her name was certainly buried back there in my imagination. “Fanny” just felt rhythmic. “Take a load off and put it right on me” also was pure Buñuel.

What is the meaning behind Take a load off Fanny?

“Take the load off Fanny,” in other words, would mean just the opposite of doing a favor for a friend.

What do the lyrics to take a load off Annie mean?

Take a load for free, Take a load off Fanny, And (and) (and) you put the load right on me. Robertson would later say the song was about “the impossibility of sainthood,” or the difficulty of living up to the world’s demands.

What does take a load off mean?

chiefly US, informal. : to sit down and relax You look tired. Come in and take a load off.

Who sang Take a load off?

Stone Temple Pilots
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What do the weight lyrics mean?

The lyrics, written in the first-person, are about a traveler’s experiences arriving, visiting, and departing a town called Nazareth. According to Robertson, this is based on Nazareth, Pennsylvania, because it was the home of Martin Guitars.

What do The Weight lyrics mean?

Who recorded The Weight first?

When Bob Dylan sold his entire songwriting catalog of more than 600 tunes to Universal Music Publishing Group earlier this week, “The Weight,” which was written by Robbie Robertson and recorded by The Band, was included in the deal.

Where did the phrase take a load off come from?

Sit down, relax, as in I wish you’d take some time and take the load off. A shortening of take the load off one’s feet, this colloquial phrase dates from about 1940. It is sometimes put as take a load off.

What’s a load off?

: to allow someone to stop worrying : to make someone feel relieved.

What does the song take a load off Fanny say?

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 old Luke and Luke’s waitin’ on the Judgment Day.

Is the ” off ” sound in ” take a load off “?

Yes on the chorus the “Off” bleeds into the “Fanny” but on the last verse Levon sings, “Get back to Miss Fanny / You know she’s the only one”… you can distinctly hear the “F” sound in “Fanny”. we were 99 and 3/4 sure months ago…once i have an address or a name….unfortunately they will have to be disconnected.

Who is Ms Fanny in the band the weight?

“Ms. Fanny, who the narrator offers to take the ‘load’ for, is someone close to him, perhaps a lover or possibly some other family member. Fanny had died previously and left her responsibilities to the author.

Why is the song Fanny called ” Fanny “?

Some lyrics sites say the former; others go with the latter. The unofficial Band site goes with “Fanny,” and has a terrifically detailed list of reasons why – including an explanation featuring an old girlfriend and her pregnancy ( or was it venereal disease?). Then there’s the performance itself.