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"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 Dion, Bert Jansch, Maria Taylor, Peter, Paul… read more


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  • Avatar for eymensg
  • Avatar for lightyears84
    I wish i was fall in love and sing this song......
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  • Avatar for HorstKrannich
    anders , aber wunderbar !
  • Avatar for spacemangraig
    yet to make it all the way through without teary eyes.
  • Avatar for andrewirving
    uch, such a beautiful recording :')
  • Avatar for Ezzulia
    Great, beautiful, wow, amazing, big, goose bumps.... Pure music and straight from the heart.
  • Avatar for LondonLouis
    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.
  • Avatar for Milehigh_7
    WOW... goose bumps
  • Avatar for miss_unafraid
    Feels like he's struggling not to cry throughout the song

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