A La Carte Brass & PercussionPapa Was A Rolling Stone

It was the third of September
That day I'll always remember
'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

Mama I'm dependin' on you
To tell me the truth

Mama just looked at him and said
"Son, papa was a rollin' stone
Wherever he laid his head was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone"

Papa was a rollin' stone
Wherever he laid his head was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone

Hey, Mama, is it true what the say
That Papa never worked a day in his life?
And Mama, they talk all around town say that
Papa had three outside children and another wife
And that ain't right

Heard them talkin' about Papa
Doin' some storefront preachin'
Talkin' about savin' your souls
And all the time weak, dealin' in death
And stealin' in the name of the Lord

Mama just hung her head and said
"Papa was a rollin' stone
Wherever he laid his head was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone"

Papa was a rollin' stone
Wherever he laid his head was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone

Hey, Mama, I heard Papa call himself a jack of all trades
Tell me, is that what sent Papa to an early grave?
Folks say Papa would beg, borrow or steal to pay his bills

Hey, Mama, folks say Papa was never much on thinkin'
Spend most of his time chasin' women and drinkin'
Mama, I'm dependin' on you to tell me the truth

Mama just hung her head and said
"Son, papa was a rollin' stone
Wherever he laid his head was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone"

Papa was a rollin' stone
Wherever he laid his head was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone

Papa was a rollin' stone
Wherever he laid his head was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone

Papa was a rollin' stone
Wherever he laid his head was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone