Silver Threads and Golden Needles


    




Silver Threads & Golden Needles
(Reynolds & Rhodes)

G
I don't want your lonely mansion
C
With a tear in every room
G
All I want's the love you promised
F D7
Beneath a halo'd moon
G
But you think I should be happy
C
With your money and your name
G
And hide myself in sorrow
D7 G
While you play your cheatin' game.


(Chorus)
C
Silver threads and golden needles
G
Cannot mend this heart of mine

And I dare not drown my sorrow
F D7
In the warm glow of your wine
G
You can't buy my love with money
C
'cause I never was that kind
G
Silver threads and golden needles
D7 G C G D7
Cannot mend this heart of mine.

(GFD)
(GFG)

I grew up in faded gingham
Where love is a sacred thing
You grew up in silk and satin
Where love is a passing game
I know now you never loved me
And I know I was a fool
To think you pride would let you
Live by the golden rule.

copyright Reynolds and Rhodes
BJS




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