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George Michael: Papa Was A Rolling Stone

George Michael “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”

It was the third of September
That day I’ll always remember, yes I will
’cause that was the day that my daddy died

Never had a chance to see him, no
Never heard nothing but bad things about him
Mama, I’m depending on you to tell me the truth
Mama just hung her head and said

“papa was a rollin’ stone
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died
All he left us was alone”

Hey, mama, is it true what they say
That papa never worked a day in his life
Some bad talk going around sayin’
Papa had three outside children
And another wife
That ain’t right

Heard some talk about papa and his storefront
Preachin’
Talkin’ about saving souls and all the time
Leachin’
And dealing in dirt
Stealin’ in the name of the Lord

But mama she just said

Say I heard my papa was a jack of all trades
Is that what papa sent to an early grave?
Folks say papa would beg, borrow or steal just
To pay his bills
Hey, mama, folks say papa was never much in thinkin’
Spent most of his time chasin’ women and drinkin’
But mother, I’m depending on you
To tell me the truth

But my mama she just said

Listen to the song once again and fill in the gaps.

It was the third of September
That day I’ll always remember, yes I will
’cause 1. __________ that my daddy died

Never had a chance to see him, no
Never heard 2. ___________ bad things about him
Mama, I’m depending on you to 3. __________
Mama just hung her head and said

“papa was a rollin’ stone
Wherever he 4. ___________ was his home
And when he died
All he left us was alone”

Hey, mama, is it true what they say
That papa never worked a day in his life
Some 5. __________ going around sayin’
Papa had three 6. ___________
And another wife
That ain’t right

Heard some talk about papa and his storefront
Preachin’
Talkin’ about 7. __________ and all the time
Leachin’
And dealing in dirt
Stealin’ in the name of the Lord

But mama she just said

Say I heard my papa was a jack of all trades
Is that what papa sent to an early grave?
Folks say papa would beg, borrow or steal just
To 8. __________
Hey, mama, folks say papa was never much in thinkin’
Spent most of his time chasin’ women and drinkin’
But mother, I’m depending on you
To tell me the truth

But my mama she just said

Key:

1.    that was the day

2.    nothing but

3.    tell me the truth

4.    laid his hat

5.    bad talk

6.    outside children

7.    saving souls

8.    pay his bills

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to depend on – dipendere

to hang sb’s head – abbassare la testa

storefront – vetrina

to preach – predicare

to leach – prosciugare

a jack of all trades – tuttofare

early grave – morte precoce

to beg – implorare, chiedere

to chase – cacciare

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