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Intro -x2-: C  Dm  G

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xA|--4-----4-5-5-4-2--|
xE|------0------------|
xC|-------------------|
xG|----2--------------|


    Dm         G       C
The first time, ever I saw your face
  Am             Em          C  F
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
        G            C
And the moon and the stars
                   G
Were the gifts you gave
       Bb                     C
To the dark, and the endless sky

My love
       Bb                     C
To the dark, and the endless skys


        Dm         G       C
And the first time, ever I kissed your mouth
  Am            Em        C  F
I felt the earth move in my hands
         G         C
Like the trembling heart
             G
Of a captive bird
         Bb         C
That was there, at my command

My love
         Bb         C
That was there, at my command

My love


        Dm         G       C
And the first time, ever I lay with you
  Am             Em         C  F
I felt your heart so close to mine
      G        C
And I knew our joy
               G
Would fill the earth
    Bb                     C
And last, till the end of time

My love


             Bb                     C
And it would last, till the end of time

My love


    Dm                 C G      C
The first time, ever I saw your face


     G
Your face
     C  F
Your face
G    F
Your face
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4 Comments

  1. The lyrics are the closest to describe Love ‘like the trembling heart of a captured bird’…describes my experience in practice and in emotional response…excited and scared…cannot sing as slow as Roberta…her version is amazing

  2. People are people live with it

    Is there a strum pattern?

  3. This song sounds so amzing on ukulele at 0 really simple to play and such great tones throughout the song :)

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