Who Sang First Time Ever I Saw Your Face? Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash American IV: The Man Comes Around cover art
writers: Ewan Maccoll
release date: 2002-11-5
length: 3:53
producer: Rick Rubin
lead vocals: Johnny Cash
mixer: Dave Ferguson
recording engineer: Dave Ferguson
acoustic guitar: Smokey Hormel and Mike Campbell
piano & organ: Benmont Tench
associate producer: John Carter Cash
composer: Ewan MacColl
lyricist: Ewan MacColl
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

CD 1
  • 1 The Man Comes Around
  • 2 Hurt
  • 3 Give My Love to Rose
  • 4 Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • 5 I Hung My Head
  • 6 First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  • 7 Personal Jesus
  • 8 In My Life
  • 9 Sam Hall
  • 10 Danny Boy
  • 11 Desperado
  • 12 I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • 13 Tear Stained Letter
  • 14 Streets of Laredo
  • 15 We’ll Meet Again