A Satisfied Mind
Written by J. H. “Red” Hayes/Jack Rhodes
Released by Bob Dylan on Saved (1980), and played live once in 1999
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem
This is played very loosely. The chords used are all in the 7th
position, so either use a capo on the 7th fret with the chords E, A/e
and B11, or play without a capo with the barre chords B, E/b and F#11.
Since the outcome is the same, I thought I might as well use the capoed
chords in the tab.
The A/e could be an Esus4 as well (022200). When the bass comes in towards the end of the first verse, it playes E and F# (i.e. A and B relative to the capo), which fits well with Esus4 also.
The second line is played without the first A/e in verses 2 and 3.
Chords (capo 7th fret):
A/e 0xx220 B11 x2222x E E A/e E How many times have you heard someone say, A/e E A/e E "If I had his money I'd do things my way." E A/e E Mmm, but little they know A/e E Mmmmm, that it's so hard to find B11 E One rich man in ten with a satisfied mind. E A/e E Mmmmm, mmmmm
Live version (Philadelphia, Nov 9, 1999)
Add a [C Csus4 C] or a [C Csus4 C Csus2 C] flourish at the end of each
line and a Gsus4 or C/g for the Gs at midline.
Note that the first line in the first verse is sung completely different from the rest of the lines. Probably to fool the audience into thinking that he was going to sing Blowin’ in the wind…
Csus4 x33010 C x32010 Csus2 x30010 Gsus4 320013 C/g 302013 C Csus4 C (repeat ad lib) C F G C How many times have you heard someone say, C G F C "If I had his money I could do things my way." C G F C But little they know that it's so hard to find C G F C One rich man in ten with a satisfied mind. C G F C Once I was winning in fortune and fame; C G F C Everything that I dreamed of to get a start in lifes game. C F G C But suddenly it happened, I lost every dime, C G F C But I'm richer by far with a satisfied mind. C G F C Money can't buy back your youth when you're old C G F C Or a friend when you're lonesome or a love that's grown cold; C G F C The wealthiest person is a pauper at times C G F C Compared to the man with a satisfied mind. C G F C When life is over, my time has run out, C G F C My friends and my loved ones I'll leave, there's no doubt. C F G C But one thing for certain, when it comes my time, C G F C I'll leave this old world with a satisfied mind. C F G C How many times have you heard someone say.