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"Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" was written by Whitfield, Norman J. / Strong, Barrett.
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It was the third of September
That day I'll always remember, yes I will
'Cause, that was the day that my daddy died

Never had a chance to see him, no
Never heard nothing, but bad things about him
Mama, I'm depending on you to tell me the truth
Mama just hung her head and said

"Papa was a rollin' stone
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died
All he left us was alone"

"Papa was a rollin' stone
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died
All he left us was alone"

Hey mama, is it true what they say
That papa never worked a day in his life
Some bad talk going around sayin'
Papa had three outside children and another wife
That ain't right?

Heard some talk about papa and his storefront
Preachin', talkin' about saving souls and all the time
Leachin' and dealing in dirt, stealin' in the name of the Lord
But mama, she just said

"Papa was a rollin' stone
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died
All he left us was alone"

"Papa was a rollin' stone
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died
All he left us was alone"

Say, I heard my papa was a jack of all trades
Is that what papa sent to an early grave?
Folks say, papa would beg, borrow or steal
Just to pay his bills

Hey mama, folks say
Papa was never much in thinkin'
Spent most of his time, chasin' women and drinkin'
But mother, I'm depending on you to tell me the truth
But my mama she just said

"Papa was a rollin' stone
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died
All he left us was alone"

"Papa was a rollin' stone
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died
All he left us was alone"

Songwriters
Whitfield, Norman J. / Strong, Barrett

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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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