"Salt of the Earth" is a song from the 1968 Rolling Stones album Beggars Banquet.
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the song is most notable for its opening lead vocal by Richards. While not his first as many believe (that title goes to "Something Happened to Me Yesterday" off Between the Buttons), it was his most prominent to date. "Salt of the Earth" heavily features the acoustic work of Richards, typical of most songs from Beggars Banquet. Richards… read more
Let's drink to the hard working people
Let's drink to the lowly of birth
Raise your glass to the good not the evil
Let's drink to the salt of the earth