LOVE IN THE HOT AFTERNOON
Written by Vincent Matthews, Kent Westberry
Produced by Thomas Lesslie Garrett & Steve Dorff
Arranged & Conducted by Steve Dorff
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 we fell right to sleep
In the damp tangled sheets so soon
After love in the hot afternoon.
Now this bourbon street lady
Sleeps like a baby in the shadows
He was new to me, full of mystery
But now I know that he's just a guy,
And I'm just a girl in a room
Making love in the hot afternoon.
We met in the park this morning
And we sat, without talking
Then we came back here,
In the heat of the day, tired of walking
Where under his breath,
He hummed to himself a tune
About love in the hot afternoon
This is the female version of this song with the gender changed.
"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.
In 2010, it was covered by Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Matt Sweeney for the Adult Swim Singles Program.