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                There but for Fortune - Joan Baez
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Written by: Phil Ochs
From: "5" (1963)
Now on: "The Best of the Vanguard Years"

Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Capo 4th fret
Play: G
Key: Bb

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In order to get the voicings right, there are two different "G" fingerings used here:

   e-B-G-D-A-E
G  3-3-4-5-5-3
G* 3-0-0-0-x-3

INTRO
  G*                                Cm/G                
e|----------------|3---------------|----------------|3---------------|
B|----0-----------|----------0-----|----4-----------|----------4-----|
G|----------0-----|----------------|----------5-----|--------------5-|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----5-------5---|----5-------5---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|
  G                                 Cm/G                
e|----------------|3---------------|----------------|3---------------|
B|----3-----------|----------3-----|----4-----------|----------4-----|
G|----------4-----|--------------x-|----------5-----|--------------5-|
D|----5-------5---|----5-------5---|----5-------5---|----5-------5---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|

VERSE
  G                                 Cm/G                
e|----------------|3---------------|----------------|3---------------|
B|----3-----------|----------3-----|----4-----------|----------4-----|
G|----------4-----|--------------x-|----------5-----|--------------5-|
D|----5-------5---|----5-------5---|----5-------5---|----5-------5---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|

  G                                 Cm/G                
e|----------------|3---------------|----------------|3---------------|
B|----3-----------|----------3-----|----4-----------|------4---4-----|
G|----------4-----|--------------x-|----------5-----|--------------5-|
D|----5-------5---|----5-------5---|----5-------5---|----5-------5---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|

  G                                 Em                
e|----------------|3---------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----3-----------|----------3-----|----0-----------|0---------0-----|
G|----------4-----|--------------x-|----------0-----|------0---------|
D|----5-------5---|----5-------5---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|
A|----------------|----------------|--------2-------|--------2-------|
E|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|0---------------|0---------------|

  A                                 D                
e|----------------|----------------|----2-----------|0h2-------2-----|
B|----2-----------|2---------2-----|----------3-----|------3---------|
G|----------2-----|------2---------|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|
D|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|0---------------|0---------------|
A|0---------------|0---------------|----------------|--------0-------|
E|--------0-------|--------0-------|----------------|----------------|

  G*                                Em                
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----0-----------|0---------0-----|----0-----------|0---------0-----|
G|----------0-----|------0---------|----------0-----|------0-------0-|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|
A|----------------|----------------|--------2-------|--------2-------|
E|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|0---------------|0---------------|

  C                                 Am                
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----1-----------|1---------1-----|----1-----------|0h1-------1-----|
G|----------0-----|------0---------|----------2-----|------2---------|
D|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|
A|3---------------|3---------------|0---------------|0---------------|
E|--------3-------|--------3-------|--------0-------|--------0-------|

  Bm                                Em                
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----3-----------|3---------3-----|----0-----------|0---------0-----|
G|----------4-----|------4---------|----------0-----|------0---------|
D|----4-------4---|----4-------4---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|
A|2---------------|2---------------|--------2-------|--------2-------|
E|--------2-------|--------2-------|0---------------|0---------------|

  A                                 D                
e|----------------|0---------------|----2-----------|0h2-------2-----|
B|----2-----------|----------2-----|----------3-----|------3---------|
G|----------2-----|------2---------|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|
D|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|0---------------|0---------------|
A|0---------------|0---------------|--------0-------|--------0-------|
E|--------0-------|--------0-------|----------------|----------------|

  G*                                Cm/G                
e|----------------|3---------------|----------------|3---------------|
B|----0-----------|----------0-----|----4-----------|----------4-----|
G|----------0-----|--------------0-|----------5-----|--------------5-|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----5-------5---|----5-------5---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|

  G                                 | After last verse
e|----------------|3---------------| |3---------------|
B|----3-----------|----------3-----| |----------------|
G|----------4-----|--------------x-| |----------------|
D|----5-------5---|----5-------5---| |----------------|
A|----------------|----------------| |----------------|
E|3-------3-------|3-------3-------| |3---------------|


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INTRO
| G | G | Cm/G | Cm/G |
| G | G | Cm/G | Cm/G |


VERSE 1
G           Cm/G    G           Cm/G
Show me the prison, show me the jail
G           Em              A             D
Show me the prisoner, whose life has gone stale
         G               Em
And I'll show you, young man,
        C            Am
With so many reasons why
Bm            Em          A      D    | G | G | Cm/G | Cm/G | G | G |
There but for fortune, go you or I ... mh mh


VERSE 2
G           Cm/G   G           Cm/G
Show me the alley, show me the train
G           Em        A                 D
Show me the hobo, who sleeps out in the rain
         G               Em
And I'll show you, young man,
        C            Am
With so many reasons why
Bm            Em          A      D     | G | G | Cm/G | Cm/G | G | G |
There but for fortune, go you or I ... mh mh


VERSE 3
G           Cm/G    G             Cm/G
Show me the whiskey stains on the floor
G           Em              A                D
Show me the drunkard, as he stumbles out the door
         G               Em
And I'll show you, young man 
        C            Am
With so many reasons why
Bm            Em          A      D    | G | G | Cm/G | Cm/G | G | G |
There but for fortune, go you or I ... mh mh


VERSE 4
G           Cm/G               G            Cm/G
Show me the country, where the bombs had to fall
G           Em           A                  D
Show me the ruins of the buildings, once so tall
         G               Em
And I'll show you, young land
        C            Am
With so many reasons why
Bm            Em          A      D            [ G ]
There but for fortune, go you and I ... you and I


CODA
| G | G | Cm/G | Cm/G | G | G | G

            
            
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