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"Watermelon Man" is a jazz standard written by Herbie Hancock, first released on his debut album, Takin' Off (1962), in a grooving hard bop version that featured improvisations by Freddie Hubbard and Dexter Gordon.

A single of the tune reached the Top 100 of the pop charts. Cuban percussionist Mongo Santamaría released the tune as a latin pop single the next year on Battle Records, where it became a surprise hit, reaching #10 on the pop charts. Santamaría's recording was… read more

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Hey watermelon man
Hey watermelon man
Bring me one that rattles when you plug it
One that's erd and juicy when you plug it
Do you understand…

Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man Lyrics


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