Five Long Years
DESCRIPTION: Singer says if you've been mistreated you understand his story. For five years he worked in a steel mill, gave his pay to his wife, and "she had the nerve to turn me out" Next woman he marries, "she's got to work and bring me the dough"
AUTHOR: Eddie Boyd
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (recording, Eddie Boyd)
KEYWORDS: marriage rejection money work wife worker
FOUND IN: US(SE)
Eddie Boyd, "Five Long Years" (J.O.B. 1007, 1952; on "Eddie Boyd: The Blues Is Here To Stay -- 1947-1959," Jasmine Records CD JASMCD 3039 (2013, recorded 1952))
Joe Hunter, "Have You Ever Been Mistreated" (on JohnsIsland1)
NOTES: [Joe] Hunter seems more likely to be covering someone like Lightning Hopkins than Eddie Boyd because of his title and words -- "Have you ever been mistreated" -- rather than Boyd's "If you've ever been mistreated." - BS
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