Here on this Silver Threads And Golden Needles chords page you'll find my acoustic guitar demo, purchase link to the full lesson, the lyrics to the song as well as a free .pdf to Silver Threads And Golden Needles Chords sheet you can download.
In this song the chords I'm using are a G chord, an A chord, a D chord and a quick C chord is in there also. You can also add in an A7 or D7 if you wish but not required. 7th chords are transition chords normally so they work well in this song.
Ronstadt used a bit of a rock n roll vibe in her version here, which adds a bit of spice to the song which is traditionally played in a more standard country format.
The right hand rhythm is pretty much up and down except where there is a quick bass run and you'll spot those in the demo video.
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The lead break here i show I prefer to play lead where possible and that is to blend the melody of the song with the rhythm of the song. It works well here because if a fiddle or a steel was to take a break here, they'd likely play the melody of the tune. It doesn't always follow that pattern, but in this case it works ok.