Papa Was A Rolling Stone Song Lyrics

The Temptations

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It was the third of September; that day I'll always remember,
'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 to tell me the truth.

Mama just looked at him and said, "Son,
Papa was a rollin' stone.
Wherever he laid his head was his home.
And when he died, all he left us was alone."

Papa was a rollin' stone.
Wherever he laid his head was his home.
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?

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


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield, Norman J. Whitfield
    album: Track 3 in album Sing The Temptations' Best
    release date:
    popularity : 3568 users have visited this page.
    length: 7:12
    writer: Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield

    Album Information

    format: CD
    script: Latin