Lazy AfternoonWords & Music by John Latouche & Jerome Moross
Recorded by June Christy, 1957
Em Em7 Em6 Em7/6 Em6 It's a lazy af - ter - noon, Em Em7 Em6 Em7/6 Em6 And the bee - tle bugs are zoom - in' Em7 A7 Em7 A7 Em7 A7 And the tu - lip trees are bloom - in' Em7 Em7/6 Em7 A7 Em7 A7/9 Em7 Em9 Em7 A7 And there's not an - oth - er hu - man in view but us two. Am Am7 D9 Am7 D9 It's a la - zy af - ter - noon, Am Am7 D9 Am7 D9 And the far - mer leaves his reap - in', Am Am7 D9 Am7 D7/9 In the mea - dow, cows are sleep - in', Am7 D9 Am7 A7/9 Am7 A7/9 D9 A7/9 Em7 G/B A7/9 D7 And the speck - led trout stops leap - in' up - stream as we dream. Am7 A9 A7/9 A9 A7/9 D7 Am7 D7 A fat, pink cloud hangs o - ver the hill, Am7 D7 D7/9 D7 Am7 D9 Un - fold - ing like a rose; Am7 D7/9 Am7 D7 Am7 D Am7 D7 If you hold my hand and sit real still, Am D7/9 A7/9 Am Am7 A7/9 D9 B7 Em You can hear the grass as it grows. Em Em7 Em6 Em7/6 Em6 It's a ha - zy af - ter - noon, Em Em7 Em6 Em7/6 Em6 And I know a place that's qui - et, G/B A7 Em7 A7 Em7 'Cept for dai - sies run - nin' ri - ot, Em7 Em7/6 Em7 A7 Em7 A7/9 Em7 Em9 Em7 A7 And there's no - one pass - in' by it to see; Em7 A Am Am7 Am D9 Am7 D7/9 Em Come spend this la - zy af - ter - noon with me.
I'm probably biased, but between this song and "Lazy Summer Night," few songs have ever painted word-pictures so eloquently. The two make a pretty awesome medley, too.