Papa Was A Rolling Stone

The Temptations

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publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield, Norman J. Whitfield
album: Track 3 in album Sing The Temptations' Best
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length: 7:13
writer: Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield

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format: CD
script: Latin

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It was the third of September; that day I'll always remember,
I never got a chance to see him; never heard nothin' but bad things about him.

Papa was a rollin' stone.
And when he died, all he left us was alone."
Papa was a rollin' stone.
And when he died, all he left us was alone."
Hey, Mama, is it true what the say, that Papa never worked a day in his life?
Papa had three outside children and another wife
Heard them talkin' about Papa doing some storefront preachin'
And stealin' in the name of the Lord

Wherever he laid his head was his home.

Wherever he laid his head was his home.

Tell me, is that what sent Papa to an early grave?
Hey, Mama, folks say Papa was never much on thinkin';
Mama, I'm depending on you to tell me the truth.
Mama just hung her head and said, "Son,
Wherever he laid his head was his home.

Wherever he laid his head was his home.

Wherever he laid his head was his home.

Wherever he laid his head was his home.

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 My Girl
  • 2 Ain't Too Proud to Beg
  • 3 Papa Was a Rolling Stone
  • 4 The Way You Do Things
  • 5 Just My Imagination
  • 6 I'm Loosing You
  • 7 I Wish It Would Rain
  • 8 Get Ready
  • 9 Cloud Nine
  • 10 Psycedelic Check
  • 11 Superstar
  • 12 Runaway Child Running Wild
  • 13 Keep On Trucking
  • 14 Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
  • 15 Masterpiece
  • 16 Ball of Confusion
  • 17 I Can't Get Next to You