Five Long Years

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George "Buddy" Guy (born July 30, 1936) is an American blues guitarist and singer. Critically acclaimed, he is a pioneer of the Chicago blues sound and has served as an influence to some of the most notable musicians of his generation, including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. In… more »

Lord, if you've ever been mistreated
Then you got to, you got to know just what I'm talkin' about

Yes, have you ever been mistreated?
Then you got to, you got to know just what I'm talkin' 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 talkin' 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 home

Lord, said I been mistreated
And you got to, you got to know just what I'm talkin' 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 talkin' 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, 
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 bringing home some dough

I've been mistreated,
And you, you know just what I'm talking about

I work five long years for one woman, 
And she had the nerves to kick me out

Written by: EDDIE H. BOYD

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