Moralistic song inspired by his father-in-law's catchphrase and his mother's life lessons: "the richest man in the world is the man with a satisfied mind". Following Porter Wagoner's hit, A Satisfied Mind was sung in church.
Porter Wagoner [n°1 C&W; his first release of the song was self financed]
Red Foley [duet with his wife Betty]
Bob Dylan [and in '67 with The Band during the Basement sessions]
Jeff Buckley [with Gary Lucas]
Johnny Cash [in film Kill Bill in '04 and in '10 on American VI]
Pete Molinari [with The Jordanaires]