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Johnny Cash

First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (3:52)

"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" is a 1957 folk song written by Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger, who was later to become his wife.

The song became a major international hit for Roberta Flack in 1972.

"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" has been covered by numerous artists such as Marianne Faithfull, the Kingston Trio, the Chad Mitchell Trio-Mike Kobluk solo, Gordon Lightfoot, Vern Gosdin, Shirley Bassey, Céline…

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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 dark and the endless sky my love

Johnny Cash - First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Lyrics


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  • loveit.
  • I wish i was fall in love and sing this song......
  • Masterpiece!
  • anders , aber wunderbar !
  • uch, such a beautiful recording :')
  • Great, beautiful, wow, amazing, big, goose bumps.... Pure music and straight from the heart.
  • Thanks to NJ below for alerting me to the fact that Ewan McColl wrote this. Johnny is really choked up when singing it. A very raw performance.
  • WOW... goose bumps
  • Feels like he's struggling not to cry throughout the song

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