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.