Red Foley and Jean Shepard sing Satisfied Mind together. Great and rare classic country performance!
"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 like Porter Wagoner that charted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs list in 1955.Red and Betty Foley charted at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs list in 1955. Jean Shepard charted at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs list in 1955.
How many times have you heard someone say
If I had his money I could do things my way
But little they know it's so hard to find
One rich man in ten with a satisfied mind
Once I was wadded in fortune and fame
Everything that I longed for to get a start in life's game
But suddenly it happened 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 there's one thing for certain when it comes my time
I'll leave this old world with a satisfied mind