Who Sang Lazy Afternoon? Joe Henderson

Joe Henderson Power to the People cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1969
Genre: Jazz
Style: Hard Bop/Post Bop
length: 4:34
producer: Orrin Keepnews
recording engineer: George Sawtelle
piano: Herbie Hancock
tenor saxophone: Joe Henderson
double bass: Ron Carter
drums (drum set): Jack DeJohnette
Some other versions of "Lazy Afternoon"

Ollie told me I'm a fool.
So I walked on down the road a mile,
Went to the house that brings a smile
Sat upon my grandpa's knee,
And what do you think he said to me?

When you awake you will remember ev'rything,
You will be hangin' on a string from your
When you believe,
You will relieve the only soul
That you were born with to grow old and never know

Ollie showed me the fork in the road.
You can take to the left or go straight to the right,
Use your days and save your nights,
Be careful where you step, and watch wha-cha eat,
Sleep with the light on and you got it beat.


Ollie warned me it's a mean old world,
The street don't greet ya, yes, it's true;
But what am I supposed to do:
Read the writing on the wall,
I heard it when I was very small.


Wash my hand in lye water,
I got a date with the captains daughter.
You can go and tell your brother.
We sure gonna love one another, oh!
You may be right and ya might be wrong,
I ain't gonna worry all day long.

Snow's gonna come and the frost gonna bite,
My old car froze up last night.
Ain't no reason to hang your head
I could wake up in the mornin' dead.
Oh! And if I thought it would do any good,
I'd stand on the rock where Moses stood.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Black Narcissus
  • 2 Afro-Centric
  • 3 Opus One-Point-Five
  • 4 Isotope
  • 5 Power to the People
  • 6 Lazy Afternoon
  • 7 Foresight and Afterthought (An Impromptu Suite in Three Movements)

  • Release information
    label: Milestone
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin