It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (3:20)

Cover of Highway 61 Revisited

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  • DCDireWolf

    Best song ever about sex that also includes a mail train.

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
  • El_Salvador7

    My favourite Dylan song I think

    16 Sep 2013 Reply
  • jon123fenick


    28 Aug 2013 Reply
  • BlueOclock

    Well, this is the version from Highway 61, and I'm enjoying it of his best songs.

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • edridge

    Loving the Game of Thrones reference

    14 Jun 2013 Reply
  • DaveBaldwin

    Live Dylan tunes are like snowflakes...each one is uniquely different, show to show, year to year, decade to decade...the man is a chameleon of musical talent and soul. I've seen him stump a crowd of big time Dylan fans, including myself, for a few minutes not knowing the song he was starting...I think he digs that feeling of making everyone feel like an idiot for a couple of minutes.

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • Roy1968Wood


    11 Mar 2013 Reply
  • ralfsu

    Well, I ride on a mailtrain, baby, can’t buy a thrill, I’ve been up all night, baby, 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, mama, shinin’ through the trees? Don’t the brakeman look good, mama, flagging down the “Double E?” Don’t the sun look good goin’ down over the sea? Don’t my gal look fine when she’s comin’ after me?

    9 Feb 2013 Reply
  • BigChoupique

    Not the best version of this AT ALL .... : ///

    27 Jan 2013 Reply
  • El_Salvador7

    Piano sounds good on this one.

    13 Nov 2012 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    28 Aug 2012 Reply
  • oppiejay

    this is from the bootleg series vol 2, my favorite arrangement

    15 Jul 2012 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Good song

    12 Jul 2012 Reply
  • PattySauce

    Dylan does it!!!!!!!

    10 Jun 2012 Reply
  • tardismate

    Bob Dylan - the greatest urban poet the world will ever know.

    26 Apr 2012 Reply
  • philipt42

    Everyone knows that every version of the song redirects to this page, right? Riiiiight?

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • boscopud

    :-)))) Thanks Sammybabyyyyyy!!!

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • RevCorvette

    WARNING / ALTERNATIVE version....... then it just quit?

    8 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Roy1968Wood

    This could be from the Newport '65 performance that drew boos from the folkie snobs who like to stay in one place.

    8 Mar 2012 Reply
  • BigChoupique

    WTF is this? Someone put too many gerbils in the power supply??? What in the world would posses anyone other than a bored idiot to try and change a classic?

    17 Dec 2011 Reply
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