Who Sang Five Long Years? Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1991
length: 8:27
producer: John Porter
membranophone: Richie Hayward
piano: Pete Wingfield
lead vocals: Buddy Guy
engineer: Tony Platt
electric guitar: Buddy Guy
organ: Mick Weaver
guitar: Neil Hubbard
bass guitar: Greg Rzab
assistant engineer: Sarah Bedingham
composer: Eddie Boyd
lyricist: Eddie Boyd
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

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues
  • 2 Where Is the Next One Coming From?
  • 3 Five Long Years
  • 4 Mustang Sally
  • 5 There Is Something on Your Mind
  • 6 Early in the Morning
  • 7 Too Broke to Spend the Night
  • 8 Black Night
  • 9 Let Me Love You Baby
  • 10 Rememberin’ Stevie