Gene Watson performs "Love In The Hot Afternoon"
"Love in the Hot Afternoon" is a song written by Vince Matthews and Kent Westbury, and recorded by American country music artist Gene Watson. It was released in May 1975 as the second single and title track from the album Love in the Hot Afternoon. The song reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, becoming his first top 40 and first top 10 hit on that chart.Two years later, American contralto pop music singer Vicki Lawrence released her female version of this song with the gender reversed as a promotional single on Private Stock Records.
Gene Watson - Love In The Hot Afternoon Lyrics
From somewhere outside, I hear a
Street vendor cry "filet gumbo"
From my window I see him, going
Down the street and he don't know
That she fell right to sleep
In the damp tangled sheets so soon
After love in the hot afternoon
Now the Bourbon Street lady,
Sleeps like a baby in the shadows
(in the shadows)
She was new to me, full of mystery,
But now I know (I know)
That she's just a girl,
And I'm just a guy, in a room
For of love in the hot afternoon
We got high in the park,
This morning and we sat, without talkin'
Then we came back here,
In the heat of the day, tired of walkin'
Where under her breath,
She hummed to herself a tune
Of love in the hot afternoon