five long years lyrics – john lee hooker

if you’ve ever been mistreated, you know just what i’m
talkin’ about
if you’ve ever been mistreated, you know just what i’m
talkin’ about
i worked five long years for one woman, she had the nerve
to put me out

i got a job in a steel mill, truckin’ steel like a slave
five years of fright runnin’ straight home with all my
pay
i been mistreated, you know just what i’m talkin’ about
i worked five long years for one woman, she had the nerve
to put me out
yes, yes, yeah

i fin’ly learned to listen, i should a long, long time
ago
next woman i marry, she got to work and bring me some
gold, oh yeah
you know just what i’m talkin’ about
i worked five long years for one woman, she had the nerve
to put me out, oh yeah
it’s too bad, too bad

/ john lee hooker lyrics