B.B. King - Five Long Years Lyrics




If you ever been mistreated, then you know just what I'm talking about.
If you ever been mistreated people, 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 in 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 gotta work and bring in the dough.
If you 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.





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  1. Wayne Elmore 63

    Damn I feel like crying myself!. Lolol

  2. JediHobbit007

    God damn can this man tell a story! This is pure blues at its absolute finest.

  3. John Phillip

    Damn wheres the video 😬🔥

  4. stuckinthemiddle withu

    If he was my dad I would of told him that there's plenty of fish in the sea,

  5. stuckinthemiddle withu

    Listen real good, you can hear him sniffing like a 😢cry

  6. The Goddamn Batman

    goddamn that intro is peak bb...

    coop

    The Goddamn Batman any of the “live in the cook county” album is peak bb in my opinion he kills every damn intro on that album

  7. Francois Froge

    ♥3♥

  8. Khelladi Algeria

    i die for this song

  9. James Black

    Wow, just wow

  10. Izacc Cunha De Souza Barroso

    Simple the best in ALL world

  11. Tim Stevens

    Why is this the “weeping” version?

    freezonetrumpet

    Can't you hear Lucille cryin'?

  12. Donn Kizzee

    This is just wonderful BB at his best

  13. SALİH ÇELİKKOL

    MÜTHİŞ!

  14. Faiçal Nagat

    Lord, have you ever been mistreated
    Then you got to, you got to know just what I'm talking
    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 y'all I went straight
    Home yeah, I went straight home
    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

    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
    Lord, said I 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

    Have you ever been mistreated
    Then you got to, you got to know just what I'm talking
    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, 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

  15. mailman2347

    This one goes out to my Mom. 5 years to the day

  16. BlindMellowJelly

    Classic Version I am sure not many have ever heard. OMG I am so old

  17. Big-J

    Why do the posted lyrics not match the song?

    Joe Patterson

    That lyrics stuff is a pain to do.

  18. Jan Breien

    Keep em coming !!!!!

  19. kiwan kim

    진짜 명인이다 이사람은

  20. JuventusMarchisio8

    I love this

    Jim Sturm

    awesome song, had to post it.
    And I kind of like juve, Del Piero fan.
    Cheers from Bosnia.

    JuventusMarchisio8

    +Jim Sturm Thank you for posting it 😉

    Forza Juve and forza Del piero 😀

    Eid Mubarak if you celebrate it.