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Papa Was A Rolling Stone
The Temptations

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.
Mama I´m depending on you,
tell me the truth.
Mama looked up an said:

Papa was a rolling stone, son.
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
and when he died all he left us alone.

Mama, is it true what they say,
that papa never worked a day in his life ?
And mama, there´s some bad talk goin´ round
that papa had three outside children and an other wife,
ain´t that right, hey.
Hears some talk about papa doin´ some store front preachin´
talkin´ about savin´ souls and all the time leachin´
Dealin´ in dirt and stealin´ in the name of the Lord.
Mama looked up and said son:

Chorus: -

I heard papa call himself a jack of all trades.
Tell me is that what sent papa to an early grave ?
Folks say papa would beg, borrow or steal to pay his bills.
Hey, mama, folks say papa never was much on thinkin´.
Spend most of his time chasin´ women and drinkin´,
Mama I´m depending on you to tell me the truth.
Mama looked up and said son:

Chorus: -

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