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You've Been Gone Too Long
1957 Brother John Sellers
Brother John Sellers (1924-1999) was an African-American all-around folk entertainer, somewhat in the mold of Josh White and (to a lesser degree) Leadbelly, singing blues, folk, gospel, and bits of jazz. Born in Clarksdale, MS, he joined the mass migration to Chicago at the age of 11. In the mid-'50s, he recorded one of the earlier long-playing albums aimed at the folk audience, which included accompaniment by Sonny Terry and the original Count Basie rhythm section.
- Richie Unterberger, All-Music Guide

Brother John Sellers Discography by Stefan Wirz.

Recording sessions
1959: New York
You've been gone too long
You've been gone much too long
Baby I'm telling you
You've been gone too long

Now I got a guy
Who loves to stay home at night
He really knows
How to treat me right

You've been gone too long
You've been gone too long
Baby I'm telling you
You've been gone too long

Now you went out with Ruth
And you know that’s the truth
You went out with Flo
And she ain’t so slow

You've been gone too long
You've been gone too long
Baby I'm telling you
You've been gone too long

Now let me tell you baby
Don't you push me around
Just do yourself a favour
And get out of town

You've been gone too long
Yes you've been gone too long
Baby I'm telling you
You've been gone too long

You've been gone too long
You've been gone much too long

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)