Satisfied Mind

Studio CD: Jonathan Goes Country
Compilation: A Plea For Tenderness, I Must Be King
Live Bootleg: The Paradise
Jonathan Goes Country

Chords

 E         B7   A                      E
  How many times have you heard someone say
                             B7   A                E
  If I had his money I'd do things my way
                B7   A                    E
But little they know that it's so hard to find
                B7  A                E
One rich man in ten with a satisfied mind
                B7       A                      E
For money can't buy back your youth when you're old
                        B7     A                       E
Or a friend when you're lonely or a heart that's grown cold
               B7     A              E
The wealthiest person is a pauper at times
                B7  A                E
Compared to the man with a satisfied mind
   E          B7     A              E
Once I was living in fortune and fame
                 B7          A                      E
I had all that I dreamed of to get a start in life's game
                 B7       A                E
Then suddenly it happened and I lost every dime
                  B7  A                E
But I'm richer by far with a satisfied mind

Lyrics

How many times have you heard someone say
If I had his money I'd do things my way
But little they know that it's so hard to find
One rich man in ten with a satisfied mind
For money can't buy back your youth when you're old
Or a friend when you're lonely or a heart that's grown cold
The wealthiest person is a pauper at times
Compared to the man with a satisfied mind
Once I was living in fortune and fame
I had all that I dreamed of to get a start in life's game
Then suddenly it happened and I lost every dime
But I'm richer by far with a satisfied mind

The Paradise

Lyrics

[I'm going to do you one more song
Before I say good night
In fact, there's two favourite songs on that record I made
Jonathan Goes Country
The two favourite ones on it were both songs I didn't write
And I sure didn't write this one
Porter Wagoner wrote this
About 1955]

Well how many times have you heard someone say
That if I had his money, well I would do things my way
But little they know that it's so hard to find
One rich man in ten with a satisfied mind

Now money won't buy back your youth when you're old
Nor a friend when you're lonely nor a love that's grown cold
And the wealthiest person is a pauper of a kind
Compared to the one with a satisfied mind

You may have money
Or things of that kind
But there's no satisfaction
But for a satisfied mind

Original Version

Chords

G        C  D7                         G
How many ti-mes have you heard someone say
             D7            C            G
If I had his money I would do things my way 
                D7                        G
But little they know that it's so hard to find
                D7         C         G
One rich man in ten with a satisfied mind
 
           D7        C           G
Once I was living in fortune and fame
                 D7              C               G
I had all that I needed to get a start in life's game
                 C     G   D7           G
Then suddenly it hap-pened I lost every dime
                  D7         C         G
But I'm richer by far with a satisfied mind
 
                   C   G         D7                G
'Cause money can't buy back your youth when you're old
                        D7          C                 G
Or a friend when you're lonely or a love that's grown cold
               D7          C         G
The wealthiest person is a pauper at times
                D7         C         G
Compared to the man with a satisfied mind
 
                 D7           C            G
When my life has ended and my time has run out
                  D7         C                    G
My friends and my loved ones will weep there's no doubt
                    C     G  D7               G
But one thing's for cer-tain when it comes my time
                    D7           C         G
I'll leave this old world with a satisfied mind

Lyrics

How many ti-mes have you heard someone say
If I had his money I would do things my way
But little they know that it's so hard to find
One rich man in ten with a satisfied mind

Once I was living in fortune and fame
I had all that I needed to get a start in life's game
Then suddenly it hap-pened I lost every dime
But I'm richer by far with a satisfied mind

'Cause 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 my life has ended and my time has run out
My friends and my loved ones will weep there's no doubt
But one thing's for cer-tain when it comes my time
I'll leave this old world with a satisfied mind

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