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

Repeat Chorus

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.