Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone

[Verse 1]

It was the third of September

That day I’ll always remember, yes I will

‘Cause that was the day that my daddy died, yeah

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 hung her head, she said, “Son
[Chorus]

Papa was a rolling stone

Wherever he laid his hat was his home

(And when he died)

All he left us was alone, yeah”

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, yeah[Verse 2]

Hey, mama

Is it true what they say, papa never worked a day in his life

And mama, some bad talk goin’ ’round

Sayin’ that papa had three outside children

And another wife, and that ain’t rightYeah, heard them talking papa doing some store front preachin’

Talking about saving souls and all the time leechin’

Dealing in dirt and stealing in the name of the Lord

Mama just hung her head, she said[Chorus]

“Papa was a rolling stone

Wherever he laid his hat was his home

(And when he died)

All he left us was alone, yeah”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, yeah

[Verse 3]

Hey mama

I heard papa called himself a jack of all trades

Tell me, is that what sent papa to an early grave?

Folks say papa would beg, borrow and steal

To pay his billsHey mama, huh

Folks say papa never was much on thinkin’

Spent most of his time chasing women and drinkin’

Mama, I’m depending on you, to tell me the truth

Mama looked up with a tear in her eye and she said, “Son[Chorus]

Papa was a rolling stone

Wherever he laid his hat was his home

(And when he died)

All he left us was alone, woah yeah”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, one more time y’allPapa was a rolling stone

Wherever he laid his hat was his home

(And when he died)

All he left us was alone, yeah