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Five Long Years
Eddie Boyd Lyrics


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

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Scott Friedlander

Eddie Boyd - Five Long Years (with Buddy Guy, Jimmy Lee Robinson, Freddy Below) (1965)

Joe Stephan

These immortal names performing together are the Blues equivalent of a B-2 Bomber

albertow1965

Eddie Boyd performed in 1967 with our most famous Dutch Blues band "Cuby and the Blizzards". Eddie stayed a while in Grollo, a small farmervillage in the east of Holland and the hometown of Cuby. The result of their cooperation was a superb album named "Praise the Blues". Every track on this album contains the blues as it should be.

Wendy Heath

so lovely to see live footage of an era long gone. Still enjoying the music is priceless to great musicians. Thanks. :D

dorstox

Eddie Boyd made the best blues piano music I have ever heard. His bluesy vocals fits it so nicely.

realinjun

I had the privilege to meet Eddie and his lovely wife when I was still a kid, when my father brought him home after they met in a jazz club in Antwerp in the early 60’s. We met a second time at the home of a friend, who had a piano - they played all night, with only a bottle of bourbon as compensation - a true musician in heart and soul.

Esther Gavillet

Eddie Boyd - November 25, 1914 - July 13, 1994 -Shared Nov. 25, 2018

im annonymous

Rip

drutgat2

Thanks so much for posting this. This is brilliant. I really love Clapton's version, too (on 'From The Cradle'), and Ike Turner's version is something else - harrowing in the extreme, and brilliant.

Tough guys don't dance

Yeah, I know what you're talking about, man.

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