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Papa Was a Rolling Stone – Song Lyric Sunday – Boogie/Rock/Rolling Stone

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Papa Was a Rolling Stone – Song Lyric Sunday – Boogie/Rock/Rolling Stone

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Today we have Jim, of A Unique Title For Me, asking us for songs with the subject of ‘boogie/rock/rolling stone. Thanks, Jim.

To join in this weekly fun challenge, and see other musical selections, just click the above link.

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This was a bit weird for me. That’s because I post rock songs all the time, and wanted something I hadn’t posted before. So I looked and looked for rock songs. I like them all, and that is the problem…too many to choose from.

Actually, at first I thought I was supposed to find a song about rocks, real rocks…haha! I had a good one for that, “Rocky Top”, but then I figured it was supposed to be songs about rock and roll. I don’t know…

Oh well, here’s one using the rolling stone cue. It’s an old one, but I always liked it, and hadn’t heard it in a long time.

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“Papa Was a Rolling Stone”, by the Temptations, was released as a single in 1987. It was written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong, and is on the Motown label.

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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.
I never got a chance to see him.
Never heard nothing but bad things about him.
Mama, I’m depending on you, tell me the truth.

And Mama 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.
Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died) All he left us was alone. “

Well, well.

Hey Mama, is it true what they say,
That Papa never worked a day in his life?
And Mama, bad talk going around town
Saying that Papa had three outside children and another wife.
And that ain’t right.
Heard some talk about Papa doing some store front preaching.
Talkin about saving souls and all the time leeching.
Dealing in debt and stealing in the name of the Lord.

Mama 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.
Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died) All he left us was alone. “

Uh!

Hey Mama, I heard Papa call himself a jack of all trade.
Tell me is that what sent Papa to an early grave?
Folk say Papa would beg, borrow, steal to pay his bill.
Hey Mama, folk say that Papa was never much on thinking.
Spent most of his time chasing women and drinking.
Mama, I’m depending on you to tell me the truth. Mama 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. “
“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. Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died) All he left us was alone. ”

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Lyrics found on Lyricsfreak

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