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Five Long Years Lyrics

from Buddy's Baddest: The Best Of Buddy Guy

"Five Long Years" is track #4 on the album Buddy's Baddest: The Best Of Buddy Guy. It was written by Hooker, John Lee.
"Five Long Years" is track #4 on the album Buddy's Baddest: The Best Of Buddy Guy. It was written by Hooker, John Lee.

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Lord, have you ever been mistreated?
Then you got to, you got to know just what I'm talking about
Yes, have you ever been mistreated?
Then you got to, you got to know just what I'm talking about
Lord I work five long years for one woman
And she had the nerve to kick me out

I got a job at a steel mill, I'm shucking steel just like a slave
Five long years, every Friday y'all I went straight home, yeah
I went straight home
Mistreated, then you got to, you got to know just what I'm talking about
Lord I work five long years for one woman
And she had the nerve to kick me out

Lord but I finally learned a lesson, I should have known long time ago
The next woman I marry, she gotta have two jobs
And she gotta go out and work long and bring some dough
Lord, said I've been mistreated
And you got to, you got to know just what I'm talking about
Lord I work five long years for one woman
And she had the nerve to kick me out

Have you ever been mistreated?
Then you got to, you got to know just what I'm talking about
Yes, have you ever been mistreated?
Then you got to, you got to know just what I'm talking about
Lord I work five long years for one woman
And she had the nerve to kick me out

I got a job at a steel mill, I'm shucking steel just like a slave
Five long years, every Friday yes y'all I went straight home
I went straight home with all my pay
Yes, I've been mistreated
And you got to, you got to know just what I'm talking about
Lord I work five long years for one woman
And she had the nerve to kick me out, Lord

Lord, I finally learned a lesson, I should have known a long time ago
The next woman I marry, she gotta have two jobs
And she gotta go out and work and bring home some dough
I've been mistreated, yeah
And you, you know just what I'm talking about
I work five long years for one woman
And she had the nerves to put me out

Songwriters
HOOKER, JOHN LEE

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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