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The First Time [Ever I Saw Your Face] (Ewan MacColl) video
#1126: YouTube video by Leonmitch ©2008
~ Used with permission ~

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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 night and the empty skies, my love,
To the night and the empty skies.

The first time ever I kissed your mouth,
I felt the earth turn in my hand,
Like the trembling heart of a captive bird
That was there at my command, my love,
That was there at my command.

The first time ever I lay with you,
And felt your heart beat close to mine,
I thought our joy would fill the earth
And would last till the end of time, my love,
And would last till the end of time.

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 night and the empty skies, my love,
To the night and the empty skies.

####.... Ewan MacColl ....####
Written by Ewan MacColl for his wife, Peggy Seeger, and originally recorded by the Kingston Trio on their album New Frontier in 1962, ten years before Roberta Flack made it into a super hit on her debut album First Take.

See more songs by Ewan MacColl.

The video above features an excellent acoustic guitar performance of a variant arranged by Lee Mitchell of London, England.


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