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Papa Was A Rollin' Stone

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
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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
full lyrics

Features of This Track

classic soul qualities
great lyrics
paired vocal harmony
melodic horn lines
extensive vamping
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
groove based composition
minor key tonality
melodic string accompaniment
melodic songwriting
orchestral arranging
use of the wah wah pedal
brass instrument solos
electric pianos
vocal duets
emphasis on instrumental arranging
intricate arranging
and many other similarities identified in the Music Genome Project

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

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willie813wm
Reading the lyrics does make a when u hear the song
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Ya but after they wrote the song they broke up and had to find another singer to replace one of them. They secretly had the janitor at one of their concerts sing into a microphone backstage to supplement their drunken singer that was back in his dressing room passed out from drinking too much alchohol
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The Temptations did NOT like this song, according to Melvin.....i n a radio interview I heard several years ago, they had many reasons---Th e structure, the story, & the fact that Dennis Edwards' father actually DID die on the 3rd of September. They got persuaded, finally, & the rest is HISTORY.
Melvin said they ALL liked the $$$/other rewards more than the actual song, so
"It worked out all right."
I can't help but chuckle about that, every time I hear it.
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dragonlady60 8 8
TALK ABOUT MEMORIES
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A truly talented group not only vocally but great showman ship a Motown tradision
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Temptation is one of the greatest of all times til this day n after
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I don't think the temptations ever had a bad song
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Being from Detroit, Michigan, growing up with and living in the same communities with Temps, Supremes, Smokey and Miracles,( my husband often mistaken for Smokey) Tops, Marvin Gaye, Marva & Vandelllas and other Motown artists, seeing their performances at the Fox Theater Christmas Show, Pine Knob ,State Fair partying at night club (Twenty Grand) and the Playboy Club on Jefferson . Best and great times in a person life time. Great music!!!
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Extensive vamping is right! Too Cool
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3rd of September goodday my B-day!
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Temptations. . . The best EVER
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My son at 15 years old loves The Temptations and most of the Motown groups.
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wb26naya3
Classic
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Love old school music
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Just don't get no better than. Temptations
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Love it
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❤❤❤❤❤
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Love there movie whatch it all the time best group ever
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❤❤❤❤❤
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Loved the movie wish I would have seen them performed
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littlehoney3 9 0
I'm a rolling stone.
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It was the 3rd of September!
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Used to lay on my floor in my room as a 10 year old with the boombox playing this track next to my ear.
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I love the temptations make me remember when I was young that was the best music ever
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The best of all lov the old
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"I went to see my Daddy.....
Can't help what I am".......
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Yo daddy was downright triflin'!!
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Blax Flix Theme Song!!
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Papa was a bad man
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Sing my brothers
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Temptations sing!
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krisevans.ke 2 0 1 5
Like really... Think this song was a top hit in the sixties... Alone.. The loan dont fit in the lyrics..
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Ha ha
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paparipp
when he died did he leave them a loan or alone? I say a loan...
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i love this song a real classic
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schandlor
I love this group
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Is everbaddy like my music so far
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Hey Mama, is it true the Temps baby.
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Some based boys
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I grow up with the Temptation.
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My favorite song
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I love this song
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It was the 3rd of September.
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rlee2883
Old days was the good days
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The most fantastic intro Ever, IT will give you chills.
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Love it
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Dis was a great song and my mama loved dis song
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Love this s**t
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This song is my moms life...bad a $$. A black man from birmingham holds a ststue in his home town...in those days....unhe a r d of.....they are AMAZING
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The best ever...... I feel that one... Love them
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