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Papa Was A Rollin' Stone

Lyrics

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 depending on you to tell me the truth.
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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 depending on you to tell me the truth.
full lyrics

Features of This Track

classic soul qualities
great lyrics
heavy use of vocal harmonies
paired vocal harmony
extensive vamping
a clear focus on recording studio production
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
minor key tonality
melodic songwriting
orchestral arranging
electric guitar riffs
an emotional male lead vocal performance
a prominent flute part
subtle use of fender rhodes
prominent percussion
emphasis on instrumental arranging

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

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I could listen to papa was a rolling stone all day
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this tune gives funk, and other elements,how i like it holla!
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undisputed truth was farout funky.holla!

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