Who Sang Salt of the Earth? The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet cover art

Some other versions of "Salt of the Earth"
Credits
publisher: ©Alfred
writers: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
release date: 1968-12-6
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Blues Rock/Rock & Roll/Classic Rock
length: 4:48
producer: Jimmy Miller
Let's drink to the hard working people
Let's drink to the lowly of birth
Raise your glass to the good and the evil
Let's drink to the salt of the earth

Say a prayer for the common foot soldier
Spare a thought for his back breaking work
Say a prayer for his wife and his children
Who burn the fires and who still till the earth

And when I search a faceless crowd
A swirling mass of gray and
Black and white
They don't look real to me
In fact, they look so strange

Raise your glass to the hard working people
Let's drink to the uncounted heads
Let's think of the wavering millions
Who need leaders but get gamblers instead

Spare a thought for the stay-at-home voter
His empty eyes gaze at strange beauty shows
And a parade of the gray suited grafters
A choice of cancer or polio

And when I look in the faceless crowd
A swirling mass of grays and
Black and white
They don't look real to me
Or don't they look so strange

Let's drink to the hard working people
Let's think of the lowly of birth
Spare a thought for the rag taggy people
Let's drink to the salt of the earth

Let's drink to the hard working people
Let's drink to the salt of the earth
Let's drink to the two thousand million
Let's think of the humble of birth



Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Sympathy for the Devil
  • 2 No Expectations
  • 3 Dear Doctor
  • 4 Parachute Woman
  • 5 Jig-Saw Puzzle
  • 6 Street Fighting Man
  • 7 Prodigal Son
  • 8 Stray Cat Blues
  • 9 Factory Girl
  • 10 Salt of the Earth

  • Album Information
    label: Decca Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin