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Red Foley and Jean Shepard performs "Satisfied Mind" .Live Video.

Red Foley and Jean Shepard performs "Satisfied Mind" .Live Video.

"A Satisfied Mind" is a song written by Joe "Red" Hayes and Jack Rhodes. Hayes explained the origin of the song in an interview: "The song came from my mother. Everything in the song are things I heard her say over the years. I put a lot of thought into the song before I came up with the title. One day my father-in-law asked me who I thought the richest man in the world was, and I mentioned some names. He said, 'You're wrong; it is the man with a satisfied mind.'"

The song has been covered by a variety of well-known artists.

Jean Shepard charted at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs list in 1955.

Jean Shepard - Satisfied Mind lyrics

 

How many times have you heard someone say

If I had his money I could do things my way

But little they know that is so hard to find

One rich man in ten with a satisfied mind.

 

Once I was waiting in fortune and fame

Everything that I dreamed for to get a start in life's game

But suddenly it happened that I lost every dime

But I'm richer by far with a satisfied mind.

 

Money can't buy back your youth when you're old

Or a friend when you're lonely or a love that's grown cold

The wealthiest person is a pauper at times

Compared to the man with a satisfied mind.

 

When life has ended my time has run out

My friends and my loved ones I'll leave them no doubt

But one thing for certain when it comes my time

I'll leave this old world with a satisfied mind...


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