Song title: It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry
(Bob Dylan) by Bob Dylan
It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry
Well, I ride on a mailtrain, baby,
Can't buy a thrill.
Well, I've been up all night, baby,
Leanin' on the window sill.
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?
Now the wintertime is coming,
The windows are filled with frost.
I went to tell everybody,
But I could not get across.
Well, I wanna be your lover, baby,
I don't wanna be your boss.
Don't say I never warned you
When your train gets lost
The 14-May-1971 Bruce Springsteen Band performance is an exact match of this repeated two times.
This song has never been published on any official release.
Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
- 14/05/1971 Sunshine In, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the "Jamming" pre-BSB period
- 15/05/1971 Newark State University, Union,NJ ,USA during the "Jamming" pre-BSB period
First known live performance: 14/05/1971 Sunshine In, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 15/05/1971 Newark State University, Union,NJ ,USA
During the early years (1965-1972), played live (at least) 2 time(s) during the 'jamming period' while forming the Bruce Springsteen Band.
Keep in mind that only a small amount of the setlists of these years has surfaced, so it may have been played a lot more.