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A Satisfied Mind  Bob Dylan

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A Satisfied Mind
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
Album version
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):
How many [E]times have you [A/E]heard someone [E]say,
"[A/E]If I had[E] his money[A/E] I'd do things [E]my way."
Mmm, but [E]little [A/E]they [E]know
Mmmmm, that it's [A/E]so hard to [E]find
One rich man in ten with a [B11]satisfied [E]mind.
M[E]mmmm, m[A/E]mmmm[E]
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...
C Csus4 C (repeat ad lib)
[C]How many [F]times [G]have you heard someone [C]say,
&quo[C]t;If I had[G] his money I c[F]ould do thing[C]s my way."
But [C]little they [G]know that it's [F]so hard to [C]find
One [C]rich man in [G]ten with a [F]satisfied [C]mind.
[C]Once I was [G]winning in [F]fortune and [C]fame;
Every[C]thing that I [G]dreamed of to get a [F]start in lifes [C]game.
But [C]suddenly it [F]happ[G]ened, I lost every [C]dime,
But I'm [C]richer by [G]far with a [F]satisfied [C]mind.
[C]Money can't [G]buy back your [F]youth when you're [C]old
Or a [C]friend when you're [G]lonesome or a [F]love that's grown [C]cold;
The [C]wealthiest [G]person is a [F]pauper at [C]times
Com[C]pared to the [G]man with a [F]satisfied [C]mind.
[C]When life is [G]over, my [F]time has run [C]out,
My [C]friends and my [G]loved ones I'll [F]leave, there's no [C]doubt.
But [C]one thing for [F]cer[G]tain, when it comes my [C]time,
I'll [C]leave this old [G]world with a [F]satisfied [C]mind.
[C]How many [F]times [G]have you heard someone [C]say.
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem -

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A/E B11 C Csus2 Csus4 E F G
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