Silver Threads And Golden Needles
The Springfields (1962); Jody Miller (1965); The Cowsills (1969); Linda Ronstadt (1974) 1962
  (MacGregor 1083)   Joel Pepper

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER   

Allemande the corner, gonna swing now with your own
Promenade your lady, take a trip around you roam
Well the girls move on, the gents turn in
Star right it's twice you go
The second time when you meet, let's do a little dopaso
Silver threads and golden needles ain't a-gonna mend this heart of mine
Turn partner by the left, gents star right about one time
Turn partner left, roll promenade, take a walk go down the line
Silver threads and golden needles ain't a-gonna mend this heart of mine


FIGURE    Basic - SSD Week 7, unknown progression

1st and 3rd go to the right and circle round the track
Heads you break and make a line, go forward up and back
Right & left thru, you turn the girl, pass thru and wheel & deal
Well star thru and square thru 4 hands around you reel
Why don't you swing, swing the corner, she's such a pretty girl
Allemande that corner lady, come back promenade the world
*You can't buy my love with money for I never was that kind
Silver threads and golden needles ain't a-gonna mend this heart of mine


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*I don't want your lonely mansion with a tear in every room
All I want's the love you promised beneath the hallowed moon

*But you think I should be happy with your money and your fame
And hide myself in sorrow while you play your cheatin' game

*Silver threads and golden needles ain't a-gonna mend this heart of mine
And I dare not drown my sorrow in the warm glow of your wine

November 1965.


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Lyrics -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/lyrics.php?LyricsId=972