Baby, Stop Crying

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"Baby, Stop Crying"
Baby Stop Crying cover.jpg
Single by Bob Dylan
from the album Street Legal
B-side "New Pony"
Released 31 July 1978 (US single)
Format Single
Recorded April 1978
Genre Rock
Length 5:17
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Bob Dylan
Producer(s) Don DeVito
Bob Dylan singles chronology
"Is Your Love in Vain?"
"Baby, Stop Crying"
"Changing of the Guards"

"Baby, Stop Crying" is a song written by Bob Dylan, released in the summer of 1978 as a single and in a longer album version on Street Legal. It was performed live only during his big-band worldwide tour of 1978. The song charted at #13 in the UK and was a top-ten song in much of Europe, although it failed to chart in the United States.

Dylan plays the role of consoler to a despairing woman in this song, even asking for a pistol in the opening verse, claiming he "can't tell right from wrong." Commenting on the content of this song, Dylan once said that "the man in that song has his hand out and is not afraid of getting it bit." Like many of the tracks from Street Legal, "Baby, Stop Crying" features a saxophone and a trio of female backup singers.


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