Silver Threads and Golden Needles

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"Silver Threads and Golden Needles", a song written by Jack Rhodes and Dick Reynolds, was first recorded by Wanda Jackson in 1956. The original lyrics, as performed by Jackson, contain a verse not usually included in later versions, which also often differed in other minor details.

Other versions[edit]

"Silver Threads and Golden Needles"
Single by Linda Ronstadt
from the album Hand Sown ... Home Grown (1969 version)
Don't Cry Now (1974 single release version)
B-side"Don't Cry For Me Now"
ReleasedFebruary 1974 (Asylum version)
RecordedOctober 3, 1968 (Capitol version)
June 1973 (single version)
Length2:21 (1969 Version) 2:28 (1974 Version)
LabelAsylum 11032
Songwriter(s)Jack Rhodes and Dick Reynolds
Producer(s)Chip Douglas (1968 version)
J. D. Souther (1973 version)
Linda Ronstadt singles chronology
"Love Has No Pride"
"Silver Threads and Golden Needles"


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2013). Hot Country Songs 1944–2012. Record Research, Inc. p. 255. ISBN 978-0-89820-203-8.