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It was the third of September
That day I'll always remember, yes, I will
'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
Momma, I'm depending on you to tell me the truth
Momma just hung her head and said

"Son, Papa was a rolling stone
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone"

Papa was a rolling stone, rolling stone
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone

Hey momma, is it true what they say
That Papa never worked a day in his life?
And Momma, some bad talk goin' 'round town
Sayin' that Papa had three outside children
And another wife and that ain't right

Heard them talkin' about Papa doing some store front preachin'
Talked about savin' souls and all the time leechin'
Dealin' in debt and stealin' in the name of the Lord
Momma just hung her head and said

"Papa was a rolling stone, my son
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone"

Hey, Papa was a rolling stone, [incomprehensible]
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone

Hey Momma, 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, steal to pay his bills

Hey Momma, folks say Papa never was much on thinkin'
Spent most of his time chasin' women and drinkin'
Momma I'm dependin' on you to tell me the truth
Momma looked up with a tear in her eye and said

"Son, Papa was a rolling stone
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone"

Papa was a rolling stone
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone

Papa was a rolling stone
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone

Papa was a rolling stone
Wherever he laid his hat was his home



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