From the recording Stone & Fire
This country chestnut takes a turn toward rhythm & blues in our hands. One of the great songs which we never tire of, first recorded by Porter Wagoner. By Jack Rhodes & Red Hayes about 1948.
A Satisfied Mind
How many times have you heard someone say,
If I had her money I would do things my way.
But little they know that it’s so hard to find,
One rich gal in a hundred with a satisfied mind.
Once I had money, I had fortune and fame.
I had everything to get a start in life’s game.
Then suddenly it happened, I lost every dime,
Now I’m richer by far with a satisfied mind.
No, money can’t buy back your youth when you’re old,
Or a friend when you’re lonesome or a heart that’s grown cold.
Oh, the wealthiest person is a pauper at times,
Compared to the woman with a satisfied mind.
When my life is over and my time has run out,
My friends and my loved ones, I’ll miss them no doubt.
But one thing’s for certain when it comes my time,
I’ll leave this old world with a satisfied mind.