The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
Mom and newborn

Mom will need a hanky when she thinks about the first time she saw her child's face.


From Roberta Flack's album "First Take", "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" won the 1973 Song of Year Grammy Award. At its core it's a romantic love song, but it's also an expression of the power of devoted love of all kinds. Some of its lyrics are movingly suggestive of a mother seeing her baby for the very first time. If you don't like the intensity of Roberta Flack's rendition, you can find versions by Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Isaac Hayes, and Mel Torme.