Friday, May 3, 2013

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" is a folk song written in 1957 by British political singer/songwriter Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger, who later became his wife.  At the time the couple were lovers, although MacColl was married to someone else.  It was later covered, and, made famous by Peter, Paul, and Mary, among other artists.  This is Johnny Cash's rendition of the song for June Carter.  



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 sky, my love

And the first time ever I kissed your mouth
I felt the earth move through 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 know our joy would fill the earth
And last till the end of time, my love
The first time ever I saw your face

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