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Five Long Years Lyrics

from King of the Blues

"Five Long Years" is track #11 on the album King of the Blues. It was written by King, Riley B..
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If you ever been mistreated
Then you know just what I'm talking about
If you ever been mistreated people
Oh, you know just what I'm talking about

I tell you I worked, I worked
Five long years for a woman
And she had the nerve to put me out

You know I got a job at a steel mill
Trucking steel like a slave
Five long years every Friday
I went straight home with all of my pay
If you ever been mistreated people
Then you know just what I'm talking about

I tell you I worked, I worked
Five long years for a woman
And she had the nerve to put me out

But you know, I finally learned a lesson
A long, long time ago
The next woman that I marry
She got to work and bring in the dough
If you ever been mistreated people
Then you know just what I'm talking about

I tell you I worked, I worked
Five long years for a woman
She had the nerve
She had the nerve to put me out

Songwriters
KING, RILEY B.

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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