magic brook

magic brook

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New Age - Progressive | Oakland, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 229   
Member Since: 2005
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Song Description

A classic Chicago blues quartet. This is frustrated slow blues, asking the question of when is enough, enough, when should a person leave when they are being taken advantage of?

Story Behind the Song

A long term marriage where one spouse refuses to help the family financially. The dependent spouse lives the high-life while the other must grind away at work while also taking care of the family.

Lyrics

12 Long Years



Words Bernie Gilbert & Brook Schoenfield

Music Brook Schoenfield © 2003



Have you ever slaved for somebody?

Tried to please her day and night?

Have you ever slaved for somebody?

Tried to please her day and night?

I worked 12 years for that woman,

And she just never treat me right.



She was living the good life,

And she gave me all her bills

If she had her way,

I'd be sweating for her still

Have you ever slaved for somebody?

Tried to please her day and night?

I worked 12 years for that woman,

And she just never treat me right.



No matter what I did,

She wanted more and more

One day I'd had enough,

I walked on out that door

Have you ever slaved for somebody?

Tried to please her day and night?

Gave my best years to that woman,

And she just never treat me right.



I think I've learned my lesson,

Now listen to what I say.

Next time I fall for a woman

Who can pay her own (damn) way

Have you ever slaved for somebody?

Tried to please her day and night?

I worked 12 years for that woman,

And she just never treat me right.


Song Length
4:23
Genres
Blues - Chicago, Blues - General
Tempo / Feel
Very Slow (Under 70)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Outraged, Mad

Subject Matter
Frustration, Divorce

Similar Artist
Robert Cray
Language
English
Era
1950 - 1959

Lyric Credits Bernie Gilbert & Brook
Music Credits Brook
Producer Credits Brook, Winter
Publisher Credits Melusine Records
Performance Credits Brook
Label Credits Melusine Records