Gene Watson performs “Love In The Hot Afternoon” On Pop! Goes The Country.

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.

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Love In The Hot Afternoon:

Gene Watson - Love In The Hot Afternoon
Gene Watson – 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.

 

On the original 45 record, it was paired with another great song The B-Side was “Through the Eyes of Love” from the pen of Jack Clement.



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 we 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 (but know I know)
That she’s just a girl
And I’m just a guy, in a room
Full of love in the hot afternoon

We got high in the park
This morning and we sat, without talkin’
Then she 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

Gene Watson ‎– Love In The Hot Afternoon (Single Resco 1974)
Gene Watson ‎– Love In The Hot Afternoon (Single Resco 1974)