Cette superbe chanson d’amour a été écrite par Ewan McColl pour Peggy Seeger, aux débuts de leur relation. Elle en donne, en 1957, l’interprétation définitive (même si, cette chanson ayant souvent été reprise, on peut toujours discutailler ce point…)

THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE

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 empty skies, my love,
To the dark and the empty 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.

The first time ever I lay with you
And felt your heart beat close at mine,
I thought our joy would fill the earth
And last till the end of time, my love,
And last till the end of time.