Papa Was a Rolling Stone

Phil Collins

credits


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield, Norman J. Whitfield
album: Track 8 in album Going Back
release date: 2010-9-13
popularity : 23 users have visited this page.
genres: Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Soul/Ballad/Funk
length: 6:44
writer: Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield

Album Information

label: Atlantic
country(area): Germany
format: CD
barcode: 075678924484
script: Latin

Cover Art

Phil Collins Going Back cover art

Lyrics

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It was the third of September
'Cause that was the day, that my daddy died
Never heard nothin' but bad things about him
Momma just hung her head and said
[Chorus]
Where ever he laid his hat was his home
Papa was a rolling stone,
And when he died, all he left us was alone
[Chorus]
Hey Momma!
And Momma, some bad talk goin' round town sayin' that Papa had three outside children
Heard them talking Papa doing some store front preachin'
Dealing in debt, and stealing in the name of the law


I heard Papa called himself a jack of all trades
Folks say Papa would beg, borrow, steal

Folks say Papa never was much on thinking
Momma I'm depending on you, to tell me the truth

It was the third of September
'Cause that was the day, that my daddy died
Never heard nothin' but bad things about him
Momma just hung her head and said
[Chorus]
Where ever he laid his hat was his home
Papa was a rolling stone,
And when he died, all he left us was alone
[Chorus]
Hey Momma!
And Momma, some bad talk goin' round town sayin' that Papa had three outside children
Heard them talking Papa doing some store front preachin'
Dealing in debt, and stealing in the name of the law


I heard Papa called himself a jack of all trades
Folks say Papa would beg, borrow, steal

Folks say Papa never was much on thinking
Momma I'm depending on you, to tell me the truth

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)
  • 2 (Love Is Like a) Heatwave
  • 3 Uptight (Everything’s Alright)
  • 4 Some of Your Lovin’
  • 5 In My Lonely Room
  • 6 Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me for a Little While)
  • 7 Blame It on the Sun
  • 8 Papa Was a Rolling Stone
  • 9 Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer
  • 10 Standing in the Shadows of Love
  • 11 Do I Love You
  • 12 Jimmy Mack
  • 13 Something About You
  • 14 Love Is Here and Now You're Gone
  • 15 Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
  • 16 Going to a Go-Go
  • 17 Talkin About My Baby
  • 18 Going Back