It's still a terrific song with excellent overlapping vocals.
And/and/and///you put the load//put the load/put the load right on me.
He was truely a unique individual, and a little bit "crazy".not unlike other places in the world, the song is what it is. When we were all young musicians, writing was sometimes a struggle, so writing about what you knew was the best bet especially when you lived in an area where life could be considered surreal. Also the correct lyric is "Crazy Chester followed me and he caught me in the "Fog"..., not "fall".Nazareth sits just north of the town of Bethlehem Pa., are you getting a picture yet ? Finally, why in God's name (pun intended) would God, The Father, be referred to as "Miss Fanny"?I made a scratch copy of a tape brought back from the US by some guys and a designer friend living in our flat upstairs in South Kensington, London UK back in the early summer of 1968 and this great song has been with me ever since.I take the lyrics as a straight description of fact and geography but do read whatever you like into it as it is beautifully lyrical and powerfully performed an all great art invites one to do. v=3Ekr NSC3t1QI thought I'd add that in the biblical books of Luke and Matthew, Jesus said "Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place even to lay his head." "Son of Man" was an expression he used to refer to himself.Look at the stanzas one by one and you can clearly see each maps to a major event or figure in the NT.