Friday, June 20, 2008

Silver threads and golden needles

In Danzig U.S.A., we love old-time country music. There's a lot of loving and cheating, losing and loathing in our music. Here are four versions of an old classic, Silver Threads and Golden Needles:

Wanda Jackson
The Springfields

I don't want your lonely mansion, with a tear in every room
All I want's the love you promised beneath the haloed moon
But you think I should be happy with your money and your name
And hide myself in sorrow while you play your cheating game

Chorus:
Silver threads and golden needles cannot mend this heart of mine
And I dare not drown my sorrows in the warm glow of your wine
You can't buy my love with money, for I never was that kind
Silver threads and golden needles cannot mend this heart of mine

[Wanda Jackson version only:]
I grew up in faded gingham where love is a sacred thing
You grew up in silk and satin where love's the passing game
I know now you never loved me, and I know I was a fool
To think your pride would let you live by the golden rule


(Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, and Loretta Lynn)

Linda Ronstadt
Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, and Loretta Lynn (live)


Bonus multimedia:With some help from Chet Atkins, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, and Loretta Lynn perform Silver Threads and Golden Needles as The Honky-Tonk Angels:

1 comment:

jeanne @ inspiring ideas said...

Hey - I've enjoyed getting in touch with my country side listening to these!