This song has been covered by over 100 different people, but Roberta Flack’s version released in 1972 is by far the most popular.
‘First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ was written by Ewan MacColl in 1957 for his lover Peggy Seeger. It is one of the most popular love songs of all time.
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
I felt the earth move in my hand
Like the trembling heart of a captive bird
That was there at my command my love
I felt your heart so close to mine
And I knew our joy would fill the earth
And last till the end of time my love
Your face, your face