First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Words & Music:

Ewan MacColl


Dm             G       C

The first time ever I saw your face,

Am                             Em   F

I thought the sun rose in your eyes.

                     C              G

And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave

       Bb                   C

To the dark and the endless sky.


The first time ever I kissed your mouth,

I felt the earth move in my hand,

Like a trembling heart of a captive bird,

That was there at my birth.


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 'til the end of time.


Dm                    C   Dm  G  C

The first time ever I saw your-- face.


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