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This was originally a country song recored by Porter Wagoner but was later adopted by bluegrass bands and folkies. Most recent recording was by Robert Plant and his band. I think what sets this song apart is the lyrics which most anyone can relate to.
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A Satisfied Mind
by Joe 'Red' Hays and Jack Rhodes
D G A D
How many ti-imes have you heard someone say:
"If I had his [A]money, I would [G]do things my [D]way."
But little did they [G/A]know, that it's so hard to [D]find
One rich man in [A]ten with a [G]satisfied [D]mind.

Once I was G/D]living in (A)fortune (G)and [D]fame.
I had all that I [A]needed to get a [G]start in life's [D]game.
Then suddenly it [G/A]happened, I lost every [D]dime.
But I'm richer by [A]far, with a [G]satisfied [D]mind.

D G A D
'Cause money can't buy back your youth when you're old
D A G D
Or a friend when you're lonely, or a love that's grown cold
D G/A D
The wealthiest person is a pauper at times
D A G D
Compared to the man with a satisfied mind

D G A D
When my life has ended and my time has run out
D A G D
My friends and my loved ones will weep, there's no doubt
D G A D
But one thing's for certain, when it comes my time
D A G D
I'll leave this old world with a satisfied mind
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Uploaded: Oct 24, 2017 - 05:23:24 PM
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2017 - 05:23:24 PM Last Played: Nov 28, 2017 - 10:47:26 PM
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Vic Holman said 55 days ago (October 24th, 2017)
Satisfied Mind
true words now as back when they were written. thanks for sharing a little Americana history Tom.
Check out my latest song called For You To Decide
PeterB7858 said 54 days ago (October 26th, 2017)
Satisfied Mind
Classic folk song message. Nice performance, Tom. The harmonies at the end were a bonus. Thanks.
Check out my latest song called Losing You
Calchas said 51 days ago (October 28th, 2017)
Yeah...
Long a fave of mine. I love the old Goose Creek Symphony version best. But you really deliver the goods here Tom. Warm and very clear recording.

Bravo!
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I love to play guitar. I have been writing songs for many years and have a large catalog by this time. Songwriting is easy. Writing great songs is hard! Born in Louisiana and live in Texas. I grew up on Chuck, Jerry Lee, Elvis, Ricky, Little Richard ... [see more]

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