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Salt Of The Earth
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Mick Jagger, Keith Richard(s)

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Date Performance 1968-05-00
Running Time 4:43
Performers Keith Richard(s) (Vocals), Mick Jagger (Vocals), Keith Richard(s) (Acoustic Guitars), Brian Jones (Acoustic Guitars), Keith Richard(s) (Slide Guitar), Bill Wyman (Bass), Charlie (Charles Robert) Watts (Drums), Nicky Hopkins (Piano)
Appears On
Beggar's Banquet (1968)
The Rolling Stones

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Lets drink to the hard working people
Lets drink to the lowly of birth
Raise your glass to the good and the evil
Lets 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 dont look real to me
In fact, they look so strange

Raise your glass to the hard working people
Lets drink to the uncounted heads
Lets 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 dont look real to me
Or dont they look so strange

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

Lets drink to the hard working people
Lets drink to the salt of the earth
Lets drink to the two thousand million
Lets think of the humble of birth

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2006-09-14