Grateful Dead

Silver Threads And Golden Needles

Lyrics By: Reynolds/Rhodes
Music By: Reynolds/Rhodes

I grew up in ragged gingham where love is a sacred thing
You grew up in silk and satins where it's just a passing game
I know you never loved me, oh I know I'm just a fool
To think your pride would let you live by the golden rule

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, 'cause I ain't never been that kind
Silver threads and golden needles cannot mend this heart of mine

I don't want your lonely mansion, with a TV 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
Sit alone and bide my sorrows while you play your cheating game

Played by the Grateful Dead from their first days in 1966 through to 1970, but then dropped from their repertoire. This is the version they sang:

Silver Threads And Golden Needles