Who Sang Five Long Years? Junior Mance

Junior Mance Buddy And The Juniors cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1970
length: 5:55
piano: Junior Mance
acoustic guitar: Buddy Guy
harmonica: Junior Wells
Lyrics
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 chucking 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 chucking 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 bringing 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 kick me out

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Talkin' 'Bout Women Obviously
  • 2 Riffin'
  • 3 Buddy's Blues
  • 4 Hoochie Coochie Man
  • 5 Five Long Years
  • 6 Rock Me Mama
  • 7 Ain't No Need

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