The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Lyrics by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack Lyrics
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Lyrics
The first time, ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and the stars
Were the gifts you gave
To the dark, and the endless skies
And the first time, ever I kissed your mouth
I felt the earth move in my hands
Like the trembling heart
Of a captive bird
That was there, at my command
And the first time, ever I lay with you
I felt your heart so close to mine
And I knew our joy
Would fill the earth
And last, til the end of time
And last, 'til the end of time.
The first time, ever I saw
• In 1957 Ewan MacColl wrote this song for Peggy Seeger, who would later become his wife.
• This song became a hit after it's appearance in the 1971 Clint Eastwood film 'Play Misty for Me'.
• Although the song was originally released in 1969, the single topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1972. It also won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1972.