Robbie Robertston of The Band wrote this iconic song and The Band, of course, arranged, played and popularized it. Robertson is from Canada. As a child he and his mother would visit their family living on the Six Nations Reserve southwest of Toronto, Ontario where his mother was raised. It was here that Robertson was mentored in playing guitar by his older cousin Herb Myke. The Band, in my estimation, was our Beatles. In the movie, Last Waltz, which, if you like good music, you should see, The Band performs, The Weight, with the Staples Singers. And that’s special too.