“There But For Fortune” by Phil Ochs is the Peace Song of the Day for November 1, 2011. Yes…I am posting this the next day, because I was recalcitrant and did not post yesterday! You can find this song on page 186 of the Rise Up Singing songbook.
This song is dedicated to the community at Liberty Square, who are dealing with an influx of homeless people and other people from the community who need support. This will be a trying time for Occupy Wall Street. Hope they will handle it with compassion and grace.
There But For Fortune
Show me an alley, show me a train
Show me a hobo who sleeps out in the rain
And, I’ll show you a young man with many reasons why
And, there but for fortune go you or I