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Five Long Years
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Verse 1
Lord, if you've ever been mistreated
Then you got to, you got to know just what I'm talkin' about
Verse 2
Yes, have you ever been mistreated?
Then you got to, you got to know just what I'm talkin' about
Verse 3
Lord I work five long years for one woman,
And she had the, nerve, to kick me out
Verse 4
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
Verse 5
Mistreated
Then you got to,
You got to know just what I'm talkin' about
Verse 6
Lord I work five long years for one woman,
And she had the nerve, to kick me out
Verse 7
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
Verse 8
Lord, said I been mistreated
And you got to, you got to know just what I'm talkin' about
Verse 9
Lord I work five long years for one woman,
And she had the nerve, to kick me out
Verse 10
Have you ever been mistreated?
Then you got to,
You got to know just what I'm talkin' about
Verse 11
Yes, have you ever been mistreated?
Then you got to,
You got to know just what I'm talking about?
Verse 12
Lord I work five long years for one woman,
And she had the nerve to kick me out
Verse 13
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
Verse 14
Yes, I've been mistreated
And you got to,
You got to know just what I'm talking about
Verse 15
Lord I work five long years for one woman,
And she had the nerve, to kick me out
Verse 16
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
Verse 17
I've been mistreated,
And you, you know just what I'm talking about
Verse 18
I work five long years for one woman,
And she had the nerves to kick me out

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