Who Sang The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face? Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack First Take cover art

Some other versions of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
Credits
publisher: ©THE ROYALTY NETWORK INC.
writers: Ewan Maccoll
release date: 1969
genres: Jazz Funk / Soul
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 5:23
producer: Joel Dorn
mixer: Bob Liftin
recording engineer: William Arlt
strings arranger: William S. Fischer
lead vocals: Roberta Flack
piano: Roberta Flack
guitar: John Pizzarelli
double bass: Ron Carter
conductor: William S. Fischer
violin: Gene Orloff and Emanuel Green
viola: Selwart Clarke, Alfred Brown and Theodore Israel
cello: George Ricci and Charles McCracken
drums (drum set): Ray Lucas
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 skies my love
To the dark and the endless skies

The first time ever I kissed your mouth
I felt the earth move in my hand
Like the trembling heart of a captive bird
That was there at my command my love
That was there at my command my love

And the first time ever I lay with you
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
And it would last 'till the end of time

The first time ever I saw your face
Your face, your face



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Compared to What
  • 2 Angelitos Negros
  • 3 Our Ages or Our Heart
  • 4 I Told Jesus
  • 5 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
  • 6 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  • 7 Tryin' Times
  • 8 Ballad of the Sad Young Men

  • Album Information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 7567814462
    script: Latin