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Papa Was A Rolling Stone chords

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...PAPA WAS A ROLLIN' STONE... by The Temptations
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*from 'All Directions' (1972)*


[Verse 1]

Em                                                      Am
 It was the third of September; 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;
                        Am
Never heard nothin' but bad things about him.
                                           Em
Mama, I'm depending on you, to tell me the truth.


[Chorus 1]

(Spoken):
 Mama just hung her head and said; "son...

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


[Verse 2]

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


[Chorus 2]

(Spoken)

 Mama just hung her head and said; "son...

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

(Repeat to Fade)


(Chord Diagramms)

   Em      Am

 EADGBE  EADGBE
 x79987  577555


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

            
            
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durham1984 105 Apr 02, 2009 09:25 AM

Not a good tab at all, sorry, but true.

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frizzle2424 32 Feb 12, 2011 11:11 AM

well its not an excellent looking tab and i got the feeling that some verses are missing but its at least showing you the right chords at the right time and most of the times u only c am chords through out the whole song but it sounds much better with the em in it! so thanks for that! ;)

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epcomics 124 Aug 13, 2011 12:18 PM

The entire song is one chord...Bbminor...the song is actually well known for that fact.

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