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Papa Was A Rolling Stone

on '70s Soul Gold

Lyrics

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
full lyrics
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
full lyrics

Features of This Track

classic soul qualities
extensive vamping
melodic horn lines
minor key tonality
groove based composition
melodic string accompaniment
orchestral arranging
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
use of the wah wah pedal
a distinctive male lead vocal
brass instrument solos
narrative lyrics
vocal harmonies
intricate arranging

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

They won't tell me the the truth about my "Papa"......
nikklebagkin g 4 7
I like this song so munch
This is my shiiit
This is my song
I love the tempatation old school s**t
Good song
workinlady
I love it good song but so true lot man was like that and still is.
Classic jam well written and well sung
Papa was a rolling stone��
You go
This a classic! But u know there's ALOT of ppl that went through the same thing. Sad but True.
Great song.Back in the day.
mark.c1959
Why can't people write songs like this anymore?
Papa was busy doing his thing...
Where my papas at. Ride with me yall.
Man i remember this, think i was around 10 - 11 man those were the daze, if you had some stuff you went home and was friends the next day
Mama aint talking, but we know papa was a rolling stone, bada** side....
I think it was one of their better songs
The beat is too funky for work excellent recordmakes me wanna dance
Follow me,,,,,,,,,, , ,
Too sad!
Temptations masterpiece
I like it
psychadelic shack
intro smooth mane!!!
Temptations and the Funk Brothers. Masterpiece! !
Pimp s**t
TEMPTATIONS. FOREVER!!!
I love it
sostacia
Best song ever from temptations
sostacia
Never gets old
Greatest group of all time!!!!!!!
My sincere condolences to Mr. Street.
Damn so real and true ! The bass line - love it . Real soul music . Wow.
Dennis dad actually died on sept 3rd. Though we wasnt a rolling stone, the song wouldnt be the same if it was the 4th of sept. this day was a personal day for dennis
Temptations 4ever!!!
michelleasht o n
Tempt me.......thi s is the stuffff.....
Temptations forever
NICE!
Yep thats baby daddy!!!!!! Lol
I have the movie
d-imani
Temps are immortal!! However, left out a whole stanza of the song.
I love the temptation.
robertjiles2 4
I love the temps. Mans it.s sad when they died
lauri.dahir
I just love the brass & funk in this arrangement!
Folks dnt put their heart into music these days like the temptations did on this song or any song for that matter...mos def a classic and a true dame story..lol.. t e m p t a t i o n s forever baby
Big up to the Funk Brothers!!
James Jamison's bass is too nasty on this classic
I dig this this song ,but in noway Pop was rolling stone but my out look on earlier life Iwnt lie I was rolling big tme
this is my all time favorite track by the Temps,man!
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