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PAPA WAS A ROLLIN' STONE

As recorded by The Temptations
(From the 1972 Album ALL DIRECTIONS)

Words and Music by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Melvin "Wah-Wah Watson" Ragin - Electric Guitar'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Paul Warren - Electric Guitar'


 Intro
  Q=124
  N.C.                         Bbm
 4/4
  Gtr I (Clean El. Gtr. w/ wah)
  Wx8          W               E e S S E E e S S S S
|------------|-------------||-------------------------|
|------------|-------------||o---------------x-x------|
|------------|-------------||----------------x-x------|
|------------|-------------||--8---8-8---8-------x-x--|
|------------|-------------||o-------------------x-x--|
|------------|-------------||--6-6-6-6-6-6-x----------|
|
| Gtr II (Clean El. Gtr.)
| Wx8          H    Q  E E     E E Q     H
|------------|-------------||-------------------------|
|------------|-------------||o------------------------|
|------------|-------------||-------------------------|
|------------|-----------6-||--6----------------------|
|------------|-----------4-||o-4----------------------|
|------------|-------------||-------------------------|


  E e   S S S S E e S S S S   E e S E S E e S S S S   E e S S S S E E E E  9x
|---------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------6-6--||
|-------x-x---------x-x-----|---------------x-x-x-x-|-----------------6-6-o||
|-------x-x---------x-x-----|---------------x-x-x-x-|-----------------6-6--||
|-8---------x-x-8-------x-x-|-8---x-8-x-8-----------|-8---x-8-x-x-8--------||
|-----------x-x---------x-x-|-----------------------|---------------------o||
|-6-6-----------6-6---------|-6-6-x-6-x-6-6---------|-6-6-x-6-x-x-6-x------||
|
| Q   a E   E   E E Q         E E Q     H             H           Q   E E  9x
|---------------------------|-----------------------|----------------------||
|---------------------------|-----------------------|---------------------o||
|---------------------------|-----------------------|----------------------||
|-------8---8-----6---------|-6---------------------|-------------------6--||
|-----7h8---8-----4---------|-4---------------------|-------------------4-o||
|---------------------------|-----------------------|----------------------||


  |----3-----|
  Q   +Q    +Q  +H       W                 W             W
|-6---(6)---(6)-(6)----|-----------------|-------------|--------------|
|-6---(6)---(6)-(6)----|-----------------|-------------|--------------|
|-6---(6)---(6)-(6)----|-----------------|-------------|--------------|
|----------------------|-----------------|-------------|--------------|
|----------------------|-----------------|-------------|--------------|
|----------------------|-----------------|-------------|--------------|
|
| E E     Q      H       Q  a E E E E Q    E E Q  H      H    Q  E E
|----------------------|-----------------|-------------|--------------|
|----------------------|-----------------|-------------|--------------|
|----------------------|-----------------|-------------|--------------|
|-6--------------------|------8-8---6----|-6-----------|-----------6--|
|-4--------------------|----7h8-8---4----|-4-----------|-----------4--|
|----------------------|-----------------|-------------|--------------|


    E E Q  H      Q  a E E E E Q    E E Q  H      H    Q  E E   3x
||--------------|-----------------|-------------|---------------||
||o-------------|-----------------|-------------|--------------o||
||--------------|-----------------|-------------|---------------||
||--6-----------|------8-8---6----|-6-----------|-----------6---||
||o-4-----------|----7h8-8---4----|-4-----------|-----------4--o||
||--------------|-----------------|-------------|---------------||


 1st Verse
       Bbm
        |--3---|      |-3-|
  H     Q +Q  +Q     +Q  +H   +H
|------^6-(6)-(6)--|-(6)-(6)--(6)-----|
|------^6-(6)-(6)--|-(6)-(6)--(6)-----|
|------^6-(6)-(6)--|-(6)-(6)--(6)-----|
|------^8-(8)-(8)--|-(8)-(8)--(8)-----|
|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|
|
| Gtr II
| W                   W
|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|


  W                      W
|----------------------|-----------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------|
|
| E E    E a E E E E E   Q   Q  E S S E E
|----------------------|-----------------------|
|--------9-------------|-----------------------|
|---8b9====8r8-6-x-8-6-|----------------6b6.5--|
|----------------------|-8\-----------6--------|
|----------------------|----------6h8----------|
|----------------------|-----------------------|


           |---3----|           |--3--|
  H        Q +Q    +Q          +Q    +H     +H
|---------^6-(6)---(6)------|--(6)---(6)----(6)----|
|---------^6-(6)---(6)------|--(6)---(6)----(6)----|
|---------^6-(6)---(6)------|--(6)---(6)----(6)----|
|---------^8-(8)---(8)------|--(8)---(8)----(8)----|
|---------------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------|
|
|                         ~~~~~~~~~~~
| E  E Q   Q     E     a  E    +E  E     Q   H
|---------------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------9h11-|-(11)-9---------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------|
|-8\------------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------|


  W                             W
|-----------------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------------|--------------------|
|
| E E E e S   S E E     E       Q  E E S E. S a E.
|---9-------------------------|--------------------|
|-----6-9---------------------|--------------------|
|---------8b9p6---6b6.5-6b6.5-|--------6-----------|
|---------------8-------------|-8--6-----8--6------|
|-----------------------------|---------------8s6--|
|-----------------------------|--------------------|


           |---3----|           |--3--|
  H        Q +Q    +Q          +Q    +H     +H
|---------^6-(6)---(6)------|--(6)---(6)----(6)----|
|---------^6-(6)---(6)------|--(6)---(6)----(6)----|
|---------^6-(6)---(6)------|--(6)---(6)----(6)----|
|---------^8-(8)---(8)------|--(8)---(8)----(8)----|
|---------------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------|
|
| E  E Q   Q     E     a  E    +E  E     Q   H
|---------------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------9h11-|-(11)p9---------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------|
|-8\------------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------|


  W                                     W
|-------------------------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------------------------|---------------------|
|
| E E     E e a   +S  S E E     E       Q  E E S E. S a E.
|---9b9.5-----------------------------|---------------------|
|---------6-9-------------------------|---------------------|
|-------------8b9-(8)p6---6b6.5-6b6.5-|--------6----6-------|
|-----------------------8-------------|-8--6-----8----8s6---|
|-------------------------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------------------------|---------------------|


          |--3---|      |------3------|
  H       Q +Q  +Q     +Q            +H          +H
|--------^6-(6)-(6)--|-(6)-----------(6)---------(6)-----------|
|--------^6-(6)-(6)--|-(6)-----------(6)---------(6)-----------|
|--------^6-(6)-(6)--|-(6)-----------(6)---------(6)-----------|
|--------^8-(8)-(8)--|-(8)-----------(8)---------(8)-----------|
|--------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|--------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|
| E E Q   H             E  a     +S      S E S S  E  S S E S S
|--------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|--------------------|-----9pb11r(9)p====6---9p6-----9p6---9p6-|
|--------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|--------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|-4------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|--------------------|-----------------------------------------|


  W                      W
|---------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------------|--------------------------|
|
| e E    Q  Q  E E      +Q.   E     S E.    E E
|----------------6----|-(6)---6-----6------------|
|-9-9b11--------------|---------------6----------|
|----------------8b10-|-(8)---8pb10-8-6b6.5---6--|
|---------------------|-----------------------6--|
|---------------------|---------------------8----|
|---------------------|--------------------------|


          |--3---|      |---3----|
  H       Q +Q  +Q     +Q       +H    +H
|--------^6-(6)-(6)--|-(6)------(6)---(6)----|
|--------^6-(6)-(6)--|-(6)------(6)---(6)----|
|--------^6-(6)-(6)--|-(6)------(6)---(6)----|
|--------^8-(8)-(8)--|-(8)------(8)---(8)----|
|--------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------|-----------------------|
|
|                             ~~~~~~~~
| E E Q   H             E  a  Q     E  H
|--------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------|-----9s11p====9--------|
|--------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------|-----------------------|
|-8------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------|-----------------------|


     N.C.
  Q   e    E e     E  e E   E e E e H
|-------------------------|--------------------------------||
|-------------------------|--------------------------------||
|-------------------------|--------------------------------||
|-------------------------|--------------------------------||
|-------------------------|--------------------------------||
|-----4------4--------4---|---4---4------------------------||
|
|                                        |----3----|
| Q   Q      E     E  E E   H       E    S     +S  S  E  E
|----11b13---9b9.5--------|--------------------------------||
|--------------------11---|---------8b9--8pb9------------8-||
|-------------------------|---------8b10-8pb10r(8)p6-----8-||
|-------------------------|--------------------------(8)---||
|-------------------------|--------------------------------||
|-------------------------|--------------------------------||


 Chorus
  N.C.
                                                                      ~~~~~
  Q      Q  H      Q  E E    +E  E E      E    E E     Q  H      H    H
|----------------|---------------6-----------|-----------------|---------------|
|-6--------------|---------------------------|-----------------|------9pb11----|
|-6b6.5----------|------8b10-(8)---6b6.5-----|-8-6b6.5---------|---------------|
|----------------|-----------------------(8)-|-----------------|---------------|
|----------------|---------------------------|-----------------|---------------|
|----------------|---------------------------|-----------------|---------------|


  W          W          Q  a  E E  E E E  E    E E E   +E  E  E  E E
|----------|----------|-------9--------------|---------------------------|
|----------|----------|----9h11--------8-----|-6-8-8b9r(8)-6-----8-6-----|
|----------|----------|-----------\8-6-8-----|-6-8-8b9r(8)-6-----8-6b6.5-|
|----------|----------|------------------(8)-|---------------(8)---------|
|----------|----------|----------------------|---------------------------|
|----------|----------|----------------------|---------------------------|


  E E Q  H      W          W          H    Q  E E
|-------------|----------|----------|-----------------|
|-------------|----------|----------|-----------------|
|-------------|----------|----------|-----------8b10--|
|-8-----------|----------|----------|-----------------|
|-------------|----------|----------|-----------------|
|-------------|----------|----------|-----------------|


                           Trumpet Solo
                            N.C.
  +Q.   E     +E  E E E     E E S S E E E S S E   E E S S E E E S S E  4x
|-----------------------||----------------------|----------------------||
|-----------------------||o-6---------6---------|---6-------6---6-6---o||
|-(8)---8pb10r(8)-6-----||--6---------6---------|---6-6-6---6---6-6----||
|-------------------8-6-||----8-8-8-----8-8-8-6-|-8-------8---8-----8--||
|-----------------------||o---------------------|---------------------o||
|-----------------------||----------------------|----------------------||


 Interlude
  N.C.
                 >
  |--3---|   |-3-|
  Q +Q  +Q  +Q  +H     Wx6          H    Q  S E.
|--------------------|------------|--------------||
|-6-(6)-(6)-(6)-(6)--|------------|--------------||
|-6-(6)-(6)-(6)-(6)--|------------|--------------||
|--------------------|------------|---------6-6--||
|--------------------|------------|--------------||
|--------------------|------------|--------------||


 2nd Verse
  Bbm
  |--3---|
  Q +Q  +Q  H       W          W
|-----------------|----------|----------------------------|
|-6-(6)-(6)-------|----------|----------------------------|
|-6-(6)-(6)-------|----------|----------------------------|
|-6-(6)-(6)-------|----------|----------------------------|
|-----------------|----------|----------------------------|
|-----------------|----------|----------------------------|
|
| Gtr II
| W                 W          E E   S    +E  S S S E E E
|-----------------|----------|----------------------------|
|-----------------|----------|----------------------------|
|-----------------|----------|---8b9-8pb9r(8)p6-8p6-------|
|-----------------|----------|----------------------8-6-8-|
|-----------------|----------|----------------------------|
|-----------------|----------|----------------------------|


  W
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|
| E  E     S     +E   S  S  S E  S      +E.
|---------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------[9]b11-([9])--|
|---[8]b9-[8]b9r([8])p6-[8]p6-----------------|
|-----------------------------8---------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|


  |--3---|  |3-|
  Q +Q  +Q  Q +H       W          Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E     Q
|--------------------|----------|----------------|------------------------|
|-6-(6)-(6)-6-(6)----|----------|----------------|------------------------|
|-6-(6)-(6)-6-(6)----|----------|----------------|------------------------|
|-8-(8)-(8)-8-(8)----|----------|----6-----------|-8-6--------------------|
|-8-(8)-(8)-8-(8)----|----------|------8p7-6-----|-----8-7-6--------------|
|--------------------|----------|------------9---|-----------9------------|
|
| W                    W          W                H       E Q       +E
|--------------------|----------|----------------|-----------9-------(9)--|
|--------------------|----------|----------------|-----------9-------(9)--|
|--------------------|----------|----------------|-----------8pb10r==(8)--|
|--------------------|----------|----------------|------------------------|
|--------------------|----------|----------------|------------------------|
|--------------------|----------|----------------|------------------------|


  E E E E   H           W
|---------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------|
|---8-6---------------|-----------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------|
|
| E E E S S S S E E E   E E a E S S S S E E E
|---------------------|-----------------------|
|---------x---x-x-6---|-------------------6---|
|---------x---x-x-6---|-------------------6---|
|---8-6-----------6---|-----------8---8---6---|
|-------------------8-|---8-6h8-------------8-|
|---------------------|-----------------------|


  E a  Q   E   +S   E.   E.    S
|----------9---(9)-11----9----11b12===|
|---9s11------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|
| E    E E S S  S   S  E E  E
|-------------------------------------|
|------------------------6------------|
|------------------------6------------|
|-6------6----------8----6------------|
|------8-----8--------------8---------|
|-------------------------------------|


   +E      E      +S    E.        S     +E    S +E  E
|-(11)r---11b12==(11)r-11b13-----11b13r(11)---9-(9)---|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|
|   S   S  E       E         S S  S      S  S S  E  E
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|---x--------------------------------------------6----|
|---x---8-10-------6-----------------------------6--8-|
|---x--------------6-----------------------------6----|
|-------6--8-------6-----------8---------8----8-------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|


                                         TP
         |--3---|
  H      Q +Q  +Q     W          E E    +H.
|-------------------|----------|---------------|
|--------6-(6)-(6)--|----------|---------------|
|--------6-(6)-(6)--|----------|---8b10-(8)----|
|--------8-(8)-(8)--|----------|---------------|
|-------------------|----------|---------------|
|-------------------|----------|---------------|
|
| E E Q  H            W          W
|-------------------|----------|---------------|
|-6-----------------|----------|---------------|
|-6-----------------|----------|---------------|
|-8-----------------|----------|---------------|
|-------------------|----------|---------------|
|-------------------|----------|---------------|


                    Chorus
                  $
                  $$
                     Bbm
  TP        TP
  H        +H        E E S S S S E E S S S S   E E S S S S E E S S S S
|-----------------||-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------||-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|
|-8pb10r===(8)----||-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|
|-----------------||-------------------x-x-x-|-8-8---------8-8---x-x-x-|
|-----------------||-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------||-------------------------|-------------------------|
|
| W                  E E Q       E E E   E     E E Q       E E E   E
|-----------------||-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------||-------------6-----------|-------------6---6-------|
|-----------------||-------------6-----------|-------------6---6-------|
|-----------------||-6-8-8---------------6---|-8-6-8---------------6---|
|-----------------||-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------||-------------------------|-------------------------|


  E E S S S S E E S S S S    Q    Q   E  E E E
|-------------------------|----------------9---|
|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-x-x-x-|-11---11--11--------|
|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-x-x-x-|-------------11-0---|
|-8-8---------8-----------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|
| E E Q       E E E   E      E E  Q   E  E E E
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------6-----------|-----------6----6---|
|-------------6-----------|-----------6----6---|
|-6-8-8---------------6---|--8-6--8----------6-|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|


  E E S S S S E E S S S S   E E S S S S E E S S S S
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x---------|
|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x---------|
|-------------------x-x-x-|-8-8---------8-8---x-x-x---|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|
| E E Q       E E E   E     E E Q       E E E   E
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------6-----------|-------------6---6---------|
|-------------6-----------|-------------6---6---------|
|-6-8-8---------------6---|-8-6-8---------------6-----|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|


                                        To Dbl. Coda
  E E S S S S E E S S S S   E E S S S S E E S S S S
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x--------|
|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x--------|
|-------------------x-x-x-|-8-8---------8-8---x-x-x--|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|
| E E Q       E E E   E     E E Q       E E E   E
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------6-----------|-------------6---6--------|
|-------------6-----------|-------------6---6--------|
|-6-8-8---------------6---|-8-6-8---------------6----|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|


  E E S S S S E E S S S S   E E S S S S E E S S S S
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x--------|
|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x--------|
|-------------------x-x-x-|-8-8---------8-8---x-x-x--|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|
| E E Q       E E E   E     E E Q       E E E   E
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------6-----------|-------------6---6--------|
|-------------6-----------|-------------6---6--------|
|-6-8-8---------------6---|-8-6-8---------------6----|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|


  E E S S S S E E S S S S   E E S S S S E E S S S S
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|
|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|
|-------------------x-x-x-|-8-8---------8-8---x-x-x-|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|
| E E Q       E E E   E     E E Q       E E E   E
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------6-----------|-------------6---6-------|
|-------------6-----------|-------------6---6-------|
|-6-8-8---------------6---|-8-6-8---------------6---|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|


                                             To Coda
  E E S S S S E E S S S S   E E S S S S E E S S S S
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x---------|
|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x---------|
|-------------------x-x-x-|-8-8---------8-8---x-x-x---|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|
| E E Q       E E E   E     E E Q       E E E   E
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------6-----------|-------------6---6---------|
|-------------6-----------|-------------6---6---------|
|-6-8-8---------------6---|-8-6-8---------------6-----|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|


  E E S S S S E E S S S S   E E S S S S E E S S S S
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------||
|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------||
|-------------------x-x-x-|-8-8---------8-8---x-x-x-||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|
| E E Q       E E E   E     E E Q       E E E   E
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-------------6-----------|-------------6---6-------||
|-------------6-----------|-------------6---6-------||
|-6-8-8---------------6---|-8-6-8---------------6---||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||


 Trumpet Solo
  Bbm
  |--3---|
  Q +Q  +Q  +H        Wx3
|-6-(6)-(6)-(6)-----|--------|
|-6-(6)-(6)-(6)-----|--------|
|-6-(6)-(6)-(6)-----|--------|
|-8-(8)-(8)-(8)-----|--------|
|-------------------|--------|
|-------------------|--------|
|
| W                   Wx3
|-------------------|--------|
|-------------------|--------|
|-------------------|--------|
|-------------------|--------|
|-------------------|--------|
|-------------------|--------|


  |--3---|
  Q +Q  +Q  +H        W
|-6-(6)-(6)-(6)-----|----------|
|-6-(6)-(6)-(6)-----|----------|
|-6-(6)-(6)-(6)-----|----------|
|-8-(8)-(8)-(8)-----|----------|
|-------------------|----------|
|-------------------|----------|
|
| W                   W
|-------------------|----------|
|-------------------|----------|
|-------------------|----------|
|-------------------|----------|
|-------------------|----------|
|-------------------|----------|


  N.C.
  Q  E e  S  S  E    e S S    E    e S S E e S S E e
|--------------------------|--------------------------||
|--------------------------|--------------------------||
|--------------------------|--------------------------||
|------6-----6-------6---6-|-------6---6---6---6---6--||
|--------------------------|--------------------------||
|--------------------------|--------------------------||
|
| Q  Q   +E     Q.            W
|--------------------------|--------------------------||
|----6---(6)s===8s=========|==9-----------------------||
|----8---(8)s==10b12s======|=11b13--------------------||
|--------------------------|--------------------------||
|--------------------------|--------------------------||
|--------------------------|--------------------------||


 Interlude
  Bbm
  |--3---|   |---3---|       |-3-|
  Q +Q  +Q  +Q  +Q  +Q      +Q  +H       H
|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-6-(6)-(6)-(6)-(6)-(6)---|-(6)-(6)---------------|
|-6-(6)-(6)-(6)-(6)-(6)---|-(6)-(6)---------------|
|-8-(8)-(8)-(8)-(8)-(8)---|-(8)-(8)---------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|
| W                          Q      E E +E  E E E
|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------6-(6)-------|
|-------------------------|-----------------6-8-6-|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|


  W                     W
|--------------------|----------||
|--------------------|----------||
|--------------------|----------||
|--------------------|----------||
|--------------------|----------||
|--------------------|----------||
|
|                       ~~~~~
| E E Q  +E   Q.        W
|--------------------|----------||
|-----6--(6)s=8s=====|==9-------||
|-----8--(8)s10b12s==|=11b13----||
|-8------------------|----------||
|--------------------|----------||
|--------------------|----------||


 3rd Verse
  Bbm
  |--3---|                                   |---3----|
  Q +Q  +Q  +H        W          E  Q      E Q  Q     Q
|-6-(6)-(6)-(6)-----|----------|---11b12--11p9-11b13-11b13===|
|-6-(6)-(6)-(6)-----|----------|-----------------------------|
|-6-(6)-(6)-(6)-----|----------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------|----------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------|----------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------|----------|-----------------------------|
|
| W                   W          W
|-------------------|----------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------|----------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------|----------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------|----------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------|----------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------|----------|-----------------------------|


   +S    E.    E.          S      +E    E   E E
|-(11)r-11b13-11b13-------11b13==(11)r--9h=11p9-|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|
|   Q          E      +E          +E   +E   Q
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-------------11b12==(11)--------(11)r(11)------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|


  |--3---|
  Q +Q  +Q  +Q   +Q     W
|-6-(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--|----------|
|-6-(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--|----------|
|-6-(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--|----------|
|---------------------|----------|
|---------------------|----------|
|---------------------|----------|


  |--3---|     |-----3-----|
  Q Q    Q     Q     Q     Q       +S   E.   E.   S +E  Q  E
|---6----6-----6-----6-----6-----|-(6)--6----6----6-(6)-6----|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------|
|---8pb9-8pb10-8pb10-8pb10-8pb9==|=(8)r-8pb9-8pb9-8-(8)-6----|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------|


  Q   S S E E E E E   Q   S E. Q   Q
|-------------------|------------------|
|-------------------|------------------|
|-------------------|-6----------------|
|-------6---x-6-x-6-|-----6h8--8-------|
|-------------------|------------------|
|-------------------|------------------|
|
| Gtr II
| E E Q     E E E E   E E Q    E E E E
|-------------------|------------------|
|-----------6-------|----------6---6---|
|-----------6-------|----------6---6---|
|-6-8-8-----------6-|-8-6-8----------6-|
|-------------------|------------------|
|-------------------|------------------|


  |----3-----|
  Q   +Q    +Q  +H          W
|-------------------------|-----------------|
|-6---(6)---(6)-(6)-------|-----------------|
|-6---(6)---(6)-(6)-------|-----------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------|
|
| E E     Q      E  E E E   E E Q  E E E E
|-------------------------|-----------------|
|----------------6--------|--------6---6----|
|----------------6--------|--------6---6----|
|-6-8-----8-------------6-|-8-6-8--------6--|
|-------------------------|-----------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------|


                                    D.S. al Coda &
  E Q.    +Q.     E   H         S     +E.   Q
|-6-9-----(9)-------|----------------------------||
|-6-9-----(9)-------|----------------------------||
|-------------------|-8b10------8pb10r(8)--------||
|-------------------|----------------------------||
|-------------------|----------------------------||
|-------------------|----------------------------||
|
| E E  Q   E  E E E   E    E Q  E         E E E
|-------------------|----------------------------||
|----------6--------|-----------6-----------6----||
|----------6--------|-----------6-----------6----||
|-6-8--8----------6-|-8----6-8----------------6--||
|-------------------|----------------------------||
|-------------------|----------------------------||


                   D.S.S. al Dbl. Coda
  N.C.
  E E E E E E E S S   E E E E E E E E
|-------------------|-------------------||
|---9-9-9-9-9-9-----|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---||
|-------------------|-------------x-----||
|-----6---6-----6-6-|-------------------||
|-------------------|-------------------||
|-------------------|-------------------||
|
| E E Q   E E E E     E E Q   E E E E
|-------------------|-------------------||
|---------6---------|---------6---6-----||
|---------6---------|---------6---6-----||
|-6-8-8---------6---|-8-6-8---------6---||
|-------------------|-------------------||
|-------------------|-------------------||


   Outro
    &&
    Bbm
    E E S S S S E E S S S S   E E S S S S E E S S S S
||--------------------------|-------------------------|
||o-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|
||--6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|
||--------------------x-x-x-|-8-8---------8-8---x-x-x-|
||o-------------------------|-------------------------|
||--------------------------|-------------------------|
|
|   E E Q       E E E   E     E E Q       E E E   E
||--------------------------|-------------------------|
||o-------------6-----------|-------------6---6-------|
||--------------6-----------|-------------6---6-------|
||--6-8-8---------------6---|-8-6-8---------------6---|
||o-------------------------|-------------------------|
||--------------------------|-------------------------|


  E E S S S S E E S S S S   E E S S S S E E S S S S   4x
|-------------------------|---------------------------||
|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x--------o||
|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x-------|-6---x-x-x-x-6---x---------||
|-------------------x-x-x-|-8-8---------8-8---x-x-x---||
|-------------------------|--------------------------o||
|-------------------------|---------------------------||
|
| E E Q       E E E   E     E E Q       E E E   E     4x
|-------------------------|---------------------------||
|-------------6-----------|-------------6---6--------o||
|-------------6-----------|-------------6---6---------||
|-6-8-8---------------6---|-8-6-8---------------6-----||
|-------------------------|--------------------------o||
|-------------------------|---------------------------||


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths




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 nothing but bad things about him.
Mama, I'm depending on you, tell me the truth.

And Mama 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, my son.
Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died) All he left us was alone. "

Well, well.

Hey Mama, is it true what they say,
That Papa never worked a day in his life?
And Mama, bad talk going around town
Saying that Papa had three outside children and another wife.
And that ain't right.
Heard some talk about Papa doing some store front preaching.
Talkin about saving souls and all the time leeching.
Dealing in debt and stealing in the name of the Lord.

Mama 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.
Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died) All he left us was alone. "

Uh!

Hey Mama, I heard Papa call himself a jack of all trade.
Tell me is that what sent Papa to an early grave?
Folk say Papa would beg, borrow, steal to pay his bill.
Hey Mama, folk say that Papa was never much on thinking.
Spent most of his time chasing women and drinking.
Mama, I'm depending on you to tell me the truth. Mama looked up with a tear in her eye and said,
"Son, Papa was a rolling stone. (Well, well, well, well)
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. "

"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. "

            
            
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