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

Album: Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
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  • Well, I ride on a mail train, baby, can't buy a thrill
    Well, I been up all night leanin' on the windowsill
    Well, if I die on top of the hill
    And if I don't make it, you know my baby will

    Don't the moon look good, honey, shinin' through the trees
    Don't the brakemen look good, baby, flaggin' down the "Double-E"
    Don't the sun look good doin' down over the sea
    But don't my gal look fine when she's chasin' after me

    Now, the wintertime is comin', the windows are filled with frost
    I went to tell everybody but I could not get across
    Well, I want to be your lover, baby, I don't want to be your boss
    Don't say I never warned you if your train gets lost Writer/s: BOB DYLAN
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Doug from Mountain Lakes, NjSuper Session is a real resource of cool music with production values that rival todays. It Takes a lot to Laugh...... is exceptional and if you have not heard it, make the effort.
  • Christy from Morristown, TnThis is slowly becoming my favorite song off of Highway 61 Revisited. However, in 2008 I had the chance to see Levon Helm Band do it in concert and liked their cover even more than the original. It was that good!
  • Jerry from Brooklyn, NyThis is a good, old-style blues riff done to perfection!
  • Lester from New York City, NyAl Kooper & friends cover this on 'Super Session'
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