Papa Was a Rollin' Stone
The Temptations Lyrics


It was the third of September
That day I'll always remember, yes I will
'Cause that was the day that my daddy died
I never got a chance to see him
Never heard nothin' but bad things about him
Momma I'm depending on you to tell me the truth
Momma just hung her head and said, son

Papa was a rolling stone
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone
Papa was a rolling stone (my son, yeah)
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone

Hey Momma!
Is it true what they say that Papa never worked a day in his life
And Momma, some bad talk goin' round town sayin' that
Papa had three outside children
And another wife, and that ain't right
Heard some talk Papa doing some storefront preachin'
Talking about saving souls and all the time leechin'
Dealing in dirt, and stealing in the name of the Lord
Momma just hung her head and said

Papa was a rolling stone (my son)
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone
Hey Papa was a rolling stone (dad gumma it)
Where ever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone

Hey Momma
I heard Papa called himself a jack-of-all-trades
Tell me is that what sent Papa to an early grave
Folks say Papa would beg, borrow, steal
To pay his bills
Hey Momma
Folks say Papa never was much on thinking
Spent most of his time chasing women and drinking
Momma I'm depending on you to tell me the truth
Momma looked up with a tear in her eye and said, son

Papa was a rolling stone (well, well, well, well)
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone (lone, lone, lone, alone)
Papa was a rolling stone
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone

(I said) Papa was a rolling stone (yes he was, my son)
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone
My daddy was
Papa was a rolling stone (yes he was, yeah)
Wherever he laid his hat was his home)

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Written by: Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield

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herculies son of zeus

RaQuail,

Don't worry, in time they will come around. Not all, but most of them.
When i was a kid i got laughed at by my friends when i told them i fall asleep with the Brothers in arms album from Dire straits.
Present times, most of them own their own copy and admit it's the only album that stood the test of time.
I'm a still a huge fan today and have not regretted it one second.

Just ignore them and enjoy what makes you happy.
You can never win an argument about music taste. it is subjective, just accept some ppl listen to crap and be glad you have a tuned ear :)



Dee Harris

@DavyBaby
Look D13
He said he bought the album new in 72.
That means he's been listening to this for a long time.
Reread he's comment smart ass he was answering a question.
Y do U have to make a smart ass comment.
What was you a kid that didn't get enough attention when you were growing up.
I've been listening to this song scence the mid.
70's .
I don't like you.
FUCK YOU !
🖕😎🖕
that simple



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T O

During the introduction I...

- paid all my bills
- folded a week’s worth of laundry
- changed the oil in my car

Cheryl Czekala

Yes, but it was an intro you could dance to!

Adrian Cooke

Try the introduction to the live version of "The Pusher" on the "Early Steppenwolf" album

Terreze Williams

🤣🤣

issac hunt

Are you on the Billy Whizz?

Freddy Torres

The introduction last longer than my relationship 😂

Titus Smith

😂😂🤣

Kage Maru

It was the main reason that the Temptations originally didn't want to do the song.

Jay Jones

Mine too 🤣🤣

uncharted7again black king

Nice one

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