Five Long Years Lyrics

B.B. King


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Riley B. King
album: Track 5 in album Guess Who
release date: 1972
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length: 3:28

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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

Track Listing

  • 1 Summer in the City
  • 2 Just Can't Please You
  • 3 Any Other Way
  • 4 You Don't Know Nothin' About Love
  • 5 Found What I Need
  • 6 Neighbourhood Affair
  • 7 It Takes a Young Girl
  • 8 Better Lovin' Man
  • 9 Guess Who
  • 10 Shouldn't Have Left Me
  • 11 Five Long Years