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"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

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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

The Rolling Stones - Salt Of The Earth Lyrics


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  • Rolling stones e The Beatles in my opionion are the two greatest bands of all time
  • As good as Aftermath was when it came out ( I missed that when I was "vactioning" in vietnam), this album - for me - ushered in the most creative time in the rolling Stones' career. I'm still a major devotee of their 2nd album "Now!" with some great covers but Beggars Banquet was a whole new ballgame. The Stones stayed on a roll through 1971 with Exile On Main Street. This is my favorite Stones album.
  • When I was up to my knees in Minor Threat, I moved in with my dad and found this album... loved it and always will.
  • lol at keith's singing
  • A classic song for the common man.
  • A millionaire rock star patronising the working class... [2] I like this song but there is an element of truth in that.
  • <3
  • Love Da Stones! Rock On! :)
  • Another fine hit by the Boys...First shout of 2012!...drink your glass to the hard workin` people!
  • @big_dip...have to disagree,his first`s also Keith`s favorite,he said recently

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