There But For Fortune

Album: 5 (1964)
Charted: 8 50
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  • Show me a prison, show me a jail,
    Show me a prisoner whose face has gone pale
    And I'll show you a young man with so many reasons why
    And there but for fortune, may go you or I

    Show me the alley, show me the train,
    Show me a hobo who sleeps out in the rain,
    And I'll show you a young man with so many reasons why
    There but for fortune, may go you or go I you and I.

    Show me the whiskey stains on the floor,
    Show me the dunkin' man as he stumbles out the door,
    And I'll show you a young man with so many reasons why
    There but for fortune, may go you or go I you and I.

    Show me the country where bombs had to fall,
    Show me the ruins of buildings once so tall,
    And I'll show you a young land with so many reasons why
    There but for fortune, go you or go I you and I.
    You and I,
    There but for fortune, go you or go I you and I. Writer/s: PHIL OCHS
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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