Who Sang First Boy I Loved? Judy Collins

Judy Collins Who Knows Where the Time Goes cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Robin Williamson
Release Date: 1968
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk/Folk Rock
length: 7:29
producer: David Anderle
membranophone: Jim Gordon
piano: Michael Sahl
vocal: Judy Collins
engineer: John Haeny
electric guitar: Stephen Stills
bass: Chris Ethridge
acoustic guitar: Judy Collins
composer: Robin Williamson
lyricist: Robin Williamson
First girl I loved
Time has come I will sing the sad goodbye song
When I was seventeen, I used to know you
And I haven`t seen you now in so many years
And the last time I saw you
You said you joined the Church of Jesus
But me I remember your long red hair
Falling in our faces as I kissed you
I just want you to know I just had to go
I just want you to know I just had to grow
And you`re probably married now
With a house and car and all
And you turned into a grown-up female stranger
If I was lyin' by you now, I wouldn't be here at all

Well we parted so hard
Me rushing `round New York with a guitar
Making love to people I didn't even like to see
And I still sometimes think of you
As I lay here in the six at morning
And in the lonely midnight
I've got to hold your face before me

I just want you to know I just had to go
I just want you to know I just had to grow
And you`re probably married now
With kids and all
And you turned into a grown-up female stranger
If I was lyin' by you now, I`d just have to fall

And I never slept with you
Though we must have made love a thousand times
`Cause we were just young
Didn't have no place to go

I just want you to know I just had to go
I just want you to know I just had to grow
So its goodbye, first love
And I hope you`re fine
I have a sweet woman
Maybe someday she`ll have babies by me
(She pretty)
She`s a true friend of mine

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Hello, Hooray
  • 2 Story of Isaac
  • 3 My Father
  • 4 Someday Soon
  • 5 Who Knows Where the Time Goes
  • 6 Poor Immigrant
  • 7 First Boy I Loved
  • 8 Bird on the Wire
  • 9 Pretty Polly