Annotation

Work status:

  • Had the temporary working title "Phantom Engineer"
  • This song was rehearsed and recorded as "Phantom Engineer" through at least July of 1965, though the song gradually changed over that time. The released album version was itself recorded as "Phantom Engineer". The song's name was only changed on or about July 29, 1965.
  • First copyright date: 1965-09-13
  • Copyright renewed in 1993
Annotation last modified on 2012-01-09 01:16 UTC.

Relationships

composer: Bob Dylan (1965-01 – 1965-07-29)
lyricist: Bob Dylan (1965-01 – 1965-07-29)
publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing France
Warner/Chappell (1965 – 1993)
Special Rider Music (1993 –)
Wikidata: Q4355197 [info]
version of: Phantom Engineer
Rocks and Gravel (Solid Road)

Recordings

Date Title Attributes Artist Length
performance
1971-05-15 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (live, 1971-05-15: Newark State College, Union, NJ, USA) cover and live Dr. Zoom & The Sonic Boom 7:40
1971-08-01 It Takes a Lot to Laugh / It Takes a Train to Cry (live, 1971-08-01: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York; original mix) live Bob Dylan 3:09
1971-08-01 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (2005 remix) live Bob Dylan 3:07
1989-06-15 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (1989-06-15: Palacio de Los Deportes, Madrid, Spain) live Bob Dylan ?:??
1990-02-24 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry cover and live The Radiators 6:14
1995-03-29 It Takes a Lot to Laugh live Bob Dylan 7:04
2004-11-05 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry cover and live The Radiators & David Bromberg 7:00
It Takes a Lot to Laugh live Bob Dylan 5:33
It Takes a Lot to Laugh (feat. Guitar Jerry Garcia) live Bob Dylan 8:14
It Takes a Lot to Laugh (studio: 1976-04-15: "The Trio Tape": Bellevue Biltmore Hotel, Clearwater, FL, USA) Bob Dylan, Rob Stoner, Howard Wyeth & Scarlet Rivera ?:??
It Takes a Lot to Laugh It Takes a Train to Cry (1995-06-25: RFK Stadium, Washington, DC, USA) live Bob Dylan & Jerry Garcia ?:??
It Takes a Lot to Laugh It Takes a Train to Cry (1965-07-25: Main Stage, Newport Folk Festival, Freebody Park, Newport, RI, USA) Bob Dylan ?:??
It Takes a Lot to Laugh It Takes a Train to Cry (mono mix) (1965-06-29: Columbia Recording Studios, Studio A, New York City, NY, USA) Bob Dylan ?:??
It Takes a Lot to Laugh It Takes a Train to Cry (take 1) (mono mix with intro) (1965-06-15: Columbia Recording Studios, Studio A, New York City, NY, USA) Bob Dylan ?:??
It Takes a Lot to Laugh It Takes a Train to Cry (take 1) (stereo mix #2) (1965-06-15: Columbia Recording Studios, Studio A, New York City, NY, USA) Bob Dylan ?:??
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry live Bob Dylan 3:11
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry live Bob Dylan 8:58
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (1988-06-10: Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA, USA) live Bob Dylan 5:54
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry live Bob Dylan 3:07
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry Bob Dylan 4:18
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (1993-04-21: Civic Center Theatre, Monroe, LA, USA) live Bob Dylan ?:??
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry live Bob Dylan 3:49
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry Bob Dylan 4:01
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry Bob Dylan 4:03
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry Bob Dylan ?:??
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry live Bob Dylan ?:??
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry Bob Dylan 4:06
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (1996-11-15: Stephens Auditorium, Stephens College, Columbia, MO, USA) live Bob Dylan ?:??
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (1974-01-09: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON, Canada) live Bob Dylan & The Band ?:??
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (1975-11-26: The Civic Center, Augusta, ME, USA) live Bob Dylan & GUAM ?:??
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry cover Ray Bonneville 2:58
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry Stephen Stills & Al Kooper 3:30
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry cover Little Feat 6:08
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry cover Little Feat 8:49
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry cover Chris Wilson 6:12
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry Bob Dylan 3:36
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (1997-04-20: William T. Boylan Gymnasium-Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ, USA) live Bob Dylan ?:??
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (1996-05-08: The Palace, Columbus, OH, USA) live Bob Dylan ?:??
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry live Bob Dylan 3:50
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry live Bob Dylan 3:12
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry Bob Dylan 3:23
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry Bob Dylan 3:22
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry live Bob Dylan 3:52
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry live Bob Dylan feat. Robbie Robertson ?:??
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry live Bob Dylan 3:56
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry cover Taj Mahal 4:32
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry cover Blue Cheer 3:18
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry ("Original Mono Recordings" remaster) Bob Dylan 4:09
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry cover Toto 3:54
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry Bob Dylan ?:??
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry cover and live The Radiators 6:07
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry Bob Dylan 3:30
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry cover Big Barn Bed 3:17
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (1990-07-07: Torhout-Werchter Rock Festival, Torhout, Belgium) live Bob Dylan ?:??
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (officially released stereo studio recording) Bob Dylan 4:09
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry cover Wet Dog 3:12
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (original mono studio mix) Bob Dylan 3:25
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry cover Levon Helm 3:48
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (alternate take, 6/15/65) Bob Dylan 3:34
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (alternate take) Bob Dylan 3:35
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (Outtake) Bob Dylan 4:18
It Takes a Lot to Laugh... (live: 1976-04-17: "The Dress Rehearsal Tape": Bellevue Biltmore Hotel, Clearwater, FL, USA) live Bob Dylan & GUAM ?:??
Phantom Engineer (a.k.a. It Takes a Lot to Laugh It Takes a Train to Cry) (take 2) (stereo mix #1) (1965-06-15: Columbia Recording Studios, Studio A, New York City, NY, USA) Bob Dylan ?:??
Ridin' on the A-Train (1994-08-14: Woodstock '94, North Stage, Saugerties, NY, USA) live Bob Dylan 7:34
Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (1999-05-01: Silvretta Ski and Funsport Arena, The Idalpe, Ischgl, Austria) live Bob Dylan ?:??