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There But For Fortune

November 27, 2020

There But For Fortune is a song written by Peter Seeger and made famous by Joan Baez. It comes from the time when protest songs were popular. However, it has lasted many decades as a popular tune. Why?

The lyrics are universal. At their roots, the lyrics simply remind us that no matter how bad off we are, things could be worse. Joan Baez’s beautiful voice drives that point home in every chorus: There but for fortune, go you and I, you and I.

Here’s the original recording. Please listen to it and tell me if it doesn’t make you a teeny bit embarrassed about whining about your petty daily problems.

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  1. Remember it well.

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  2. A gorgeous perfomance. This too (2020) shall pass, if not, we need a huge giant colossal enema to help it along.

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  3. She might be a political “nut job,” but her voice has few equals. Thanks for sharing! Belated Thanksgiving greetings to you and Rachel. 🙂

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