A December of Dylan, Day 8: Steve Earle – It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (live in 1996)

Man, he is young here. Steve Earle playing with his band The Dukes. At a prison, and this is the last song of the night. The inmates love him. This is, obviously, post prison for Earle. Look at those sideburns!

I think this is a tough Dylan song to cover, and needs to be handled just right. I think he gets it here.