In October , Baez recorded "There but for Fortune" for Joan Baez/5. It was released in the U.S. as a single in June, , with "Daddy. The phrase "there but for fortune" is similar to the biblical saying "there but for the grace of God go I." It means our station in life is largely determined. Joan Baez "There But For Fortune": Show me the prison, show me the jail Show me the prisoner, whose life has gone stale And I'll show y. There But For Fortune (Joan Baez cover) Sheet music – January 1, · Publisher. Appleseed Music · Publication date. January 1, · See all details. Joan Baez - There But For Fortune Lyrics. Show me the prison, show me the jail. Show me the prisoner, whose life has gone stale. And. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of "There But For Fortune" on Discogs. There But for Fortune Lyrics: Show me the prison / Show me the jail / Show me the prisoner whose life has gone stale / And I'll show you, young man / With. Listen to There But For Fortune on Spotify. Joan Baez · Song · Video clip and lyrics There But For Fortune by Joan Baez. Show me the alley, show me the train Show me the hobo, who sleeps out in the rain And I'll show. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Joan Baez - There But For Fortune at Discogs. Complete your Joan Baez collection.