Bob Dylan - It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry Guitar Chords

Bob Dylan

album rock, classic rock, folk, folk rock

Song versions: 1 2 3
Chords: G, C, D, D7
Verse 1:
G        C        G        C  
Well, I ride on a mailtrain, baby

D     D7    G C G C G C G C
Can’t buy a thrill

G        C        G         C
Well, I’ve been up all night, baby

D              D7    G C G C G C G C
Leanin’ on the windowsill

G
Well, if I die

   C          D  D7  D
On top of the hill

G     C     G     C
And if I don’t make it

D           D7   G C G C G C G C
You know my baby will


Verse 2:
G        C        G        C
Don’t the moon look good, mama

D     D7    G C G C G C G C
Shinin’ through the trees?

G        C        G        C
Don’t the brakeman look good, mama

D     D7    G C G C G C G C
Flagging down the “Double E?”

G
Don’t the sun look good

   C          D  D7  D
Goin’ down over the sea?

G        C        G        C
Don’t my gal look fine

D     D7    G C G C G C G C
When she’s comin’ after me?


Verse 3:
G        C        G        C
Now the wintertime is coming

D     D7    G C G C G C G C
The windows are filled with frost

G        C        G        C
I went to tell everybody

D     D7    G C G C G C G C
But I could not get across

G
Well, I wanna be your lover, baby

   C          D  D7  D
I don’t wanna be your boss

G        C        G        C
Don’t say I never warned you

D     D7    G C G C G C G C
When your train gets lost

Note: Play around with hammers D/Dsus2/Dsus4, and G to C, etc. Instead of straight strumming,
find a shuffle rhythm, get a slow roll going with fingers or a flat pick,
and let the chord notes bob up and down.
This is such an underestimated and underappreciated song.
I'm an old Literature student and teacher, so here's a question about the text: 
Who do you think is the "speaker" of the final verse?

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