Papa Was A Rolling Stone

Temptations

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 Em
  It was the third of September;
 Am
That day I'll always re-member,
 Em
'Cos that was the day that my daddy died.

 Em
  I never got a chance to see him;
Never heard nothin' but,
 Am
  Bad things about him.
Mama I'm depending on you;
 Em
To tell me the truth.

Chorus 1:

(Spoken):
Mama just hung her head and said, "Son...

 Em
  Papa was a rollin' stone;
 Am
Wherever he laid his hat, was his home.
 Em
And when his died;
 AmEm
  All he left us was a-lone."

Verse 2:

 Em
Hey, mama, I heard Papa,
Call himself a jack of all trades;
Tell me, is that what sent Papa,
 Am
To an early grave?
Folks say Papa would beg,
 Em
Borrow or steal to pay his bills.
Hey, Mama, folks say;
Papa was never much on thinkin';
Spend most of his time,
 Am
Chasin' women and drinkin'!
Mama I'm depending on you;
 Em
To tell me the truth.

Chorus 2:

(Spoken):
Mama just hung her head and said, "Son...

 Em
  Papa was a rollin' stone;
 Am
Wherever he laid his hat, was his home.
 Em
And when his died;
 AmEm
  All he left us was a-lone."

(Repeat to Fade)

CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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 EmAm
 EADGBEEADGBE
 022000  x02210

Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2005
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)


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