Roberta Flack

po_Flak-RobertaRoberta Cleopatra Flack (born February 10, 1939) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who is notable for jazz, soul, R&B, and folk music.

Flack may be best known for her Hot 100 #1 singles “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”, “Killing Me Softly with His Song”, and “Feel Like Makin’ Love”; and for “Where Is the Love” and “The Closer I Get to You”, two of her many duets with Donny Hathaway. “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” won the 1973 Grammy Record of the Year and “Killing Me Softly with His Song” won the same award at the Grammy Awards of 1974. She shares the distinction with U2 as the only artists to win the award in consecutive years.


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 end of the 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
The first time ever I lay with you
And felt your heart so close to mine
And I knew our joy it would fill the earth
And last ’til the end of time my love
The first time ever I saw your face
Your face, your face, your face