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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

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Published on Apr 22, 2009

The second troupe of the Kingston Trio (Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds, and John Stewart) perform their unique 1963 arrangement of Scots folksinger Ewan MacColl's lyrical love ballad that became a pop standard nine years later in the recording by Roberta Flack, since covered by two more generations of pop singers including Celine Dion, Lauryn Hill, George Michael, and dozens more.

MacColl wrote the song for his lady and later wife Peggy Seeger, sister of Pete and a major folk performer in her own right. The Kingstons edited the words slightly and re-arranged both notes and rhythm, creating a seldom-heard but very effective reading of this standard.

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    • Little Eva
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    • The Loco-Motion
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    • WMG, UMG (on behalf of Rhino (Pure)); ASCAP, CMRRA, EMI Music Publishing, UBEM, and 2 Music Rights Societies

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