Who Sang Five Long Years? Ike & Tina Turner

Ike & Tina Turner Outta Season cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1968
length: 3:20
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Lyrics
If you ve ever been mistreated?
You know just what I'm talking about.
If you ve ever been mistreated?
You know just what I'm talking about.
I worked five long years for one man,
and he had the nerve to put me out.

I got a job as a mate, shucking steel like a slave.
Five long years, every Friday
I come straight back home with all my pay.
Have you ever been mistreated?
You know just what I'm talking about.
I worked five long years for one woman,
She had the nerve to put me out.

I finally learned my lesson,
Should a long time ago.
The next woman that I marry,
She gonna work and bring me the dough.
Have you ever been mistreated?
You know just what I'm talking about.
I worked five long years for one woman,
She had the nerve,
She had the nerve,
She had the nerve,
She had the nerve to put me out.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
  • 2 Mean Old World
  • 3 3 O’clock in the Morning Blues
  • 4 Five Long Years
  • 5 Dust My Broom
  • 6 Grumbling
  • 7 I Am a Motherless Child
  • 8 Crazy ’Bout You Baby
  • 9 Reconsider Baby
  • 10 Honest I Do
  • 11 Please Love Me
  • 12 My Babe
  • 13 Rock Me Baby

  • Release information
    label: Blue Thumb Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin