The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10425   Message #72379
Posted By: Steve Parkes
21-Apr-99 - 03:31 AM
Thread Name: The Weight - Meaning
Subject: RE: The Weight - Meaning
Is it my imagination, or ...
It's a good many years since I thought there was much point in extracting meaning from BD's lyrics, so I haven't taken much notice of the actual words for a long time. But I seem to remember the chorus percolating down as "Take a load off Mary". Now, bearing in mind that "Fanny" has a very different, if physiologically close, meaning over here in the UK, did they record a cleaned-up British version, or is it time I gave my tired old ears a rest?