It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry

(Bob Dylan)

From the album: Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
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 4.3/5 (131 votes)

4 comments

Scott H One of Dylan's most soulful songs...incredible lyrics, jaunty blues tune always in the beat of the railways. Magnificent...one of the best tracks on an almost perfect album Oct 05, 2011
RailroadGin agree with jim b, the bootleg version is incredible. The Renaldo and Clara version is also fantastic Jan 17, 2008
jim b. an absolute classic!! always way to low on any list of dylan's top songs. love the bootleg vol.1-3 alternate take. Dec 20, 2007
Larry A timeless piece May 05, 2007
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All songs on Highway 61 Revisited
Track Song
1 Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan)
2 Tombstone Blues (Bob Dylan)
3 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Bob Dylan)
4 From a Buick 6 (Bob Dylan)
5 Ballad of a Thin Man (Bob Dylan)
6 Queen Jane Approximately (Bob Dylan)
7 Highway 61 Revisited (Bob Dylan)
8 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (Bob Dylan)
9 Desolation Row (Bob Dylan)
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry appears on these albums
Year Album
1965 Highway 61 Revisited
1991 The Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3
2002 The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Live 1975
2005 The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home: The Soundtrack
2006 Blues
2015 The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966
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