Song Lyric Sunday

This week’s prompt is “First” from Helen Vahdati’s Song Lyric Sunday

I choose “The First Tine Ever I Saw Your Face”  by Roberta Flack.  According to Song Facts, this is when and why this song was written.

“Folk singer Ewan MacColl wrote this in 1957 for his lover Peggy Seeger. She was in a play and phoned him for suggestions on a song for a romantic scene. MacColl wrote this on the spot in less than an hour, playing it over the phone for his wife to use in her play. “We weren’t really getting along at the time,” Peggy Seeger recalled to Mojo magazine of the romantic epic in a 2015 interview. “After all, he was married to someone else then.”

MacColl was married to his second wife, Jean Newlove at the time. He left her for Peggy Seeger and the pair eventually tied the knot in 1977.”

Enjoy your Sunday!

Song Lyrics

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

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

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

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

Writer/s: EWAN MACCOLL
Publisher: THE ROYALTY NETWORK INC.
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  22 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday

  1. November 25, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Great minds think alike ;O) x

    • Christine Bolton
      November 25, 2018 at 8:57 am

      Oh you too?!!! Perfect 🙂💕

      • November 25, 2018 at 10:48 am

        I think there’s were a few of us who had the same idea this week but it is such a great song 😊x

      • Christine Bolton
        November 25, 2018 at 11:48 am

        Yes, I didn’t care this week. I try and avoid the obvious, but not this time 🙂 . A great song.

      • November 25, 2018 at 12:52 pm

        Yep I’m with you, couldn’t resist it 😊

      • Christine Bolton
        November 25, 2018 at 1:03 pm

        🙂

  2. November 25, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Wonderful choice!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 25, 2018 at 11:52 am

      Thanks Jordy 💕

  3. November 25, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Love this song!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 25, 2018 at 11:52 am

      Seems like a lot of us do! 🙂

  4. November 25, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Beautiful information this story of love. The song makes me cry, it is filled with such loving words.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 25, 2018 at 11:50 am

      Yes, so tender 💕

  5. November 25, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Now I’m really happy I didn’t use this one. It’s a great song…

    • Christine Bolton
      November 25, 2018 at 11:50 am

      Yes John. Seems like a lot of us went straight to it. I have to look through all of today’s posts now.

  6. November 25, 2018 at 10:59 am

    I was hoping this would turn up more than once. Great choice from some great minds.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 25, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Thanks! This time I didn’t mind choosing something most people would go for. I just love this song 🙂

      • November 25, 2018 at 12:07 pm

        It’s such a beautiful song.

  7. November 25, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Triplets so far as I make my way through the list. Great minds thinking alike. I love that 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      November 25, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      HaHa! The best!

  8. November 25, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Great song. One of my first choices for today’s theme.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 25, 2018 at 2:54 pm

      Thanks Mary!

  9. November 26, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Excellent choice!

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