Which Roberta Flack song contains the phrase "And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave"?
Roberta Flack's song "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", recorded in 1969 and released in 1972, has the phrase, "And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave". This song is a 1957 folk song and it was written by British political singer/songwriter Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger, who later became his wife. At the time, the couple were lovers, although MacColl was still married to Joan Littlewood. Seeger sang the song when the duo performed in folk clubs around Britain. During the 1960s, it was recorded by various folk singers and became a major international hit for Roberta Flack in 1972, winning Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Billboard ranked it as the No. 1 Hot 100 single for 1972.
Roberta Flack (b. February 1937), an American singer and songwriter, is known for her No. 1 singles. They include: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Killing Me Softly with His Song" (1973), "Feel Like Makin' Love" (1974); and "Where Is the Love" (1972) and "The Closer I Get to You" (1978), two of her many duets with Donny Hathaway.
Flack was the first artist to win the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in two consecutive years: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" won in 1973 and "Killing Me Softly with His Song" won in 1974.