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Peace on earth, can it be? This Christmas, I’m reflecting on the curious Bowie-Bing duet ..

Indulge in some wishful thinking after the dire events of 2016. After all, Christmas is the season of starry lights and glimmers of hope. The classic – and surreal – performance by Bing Crosby and David Bowie in 1977 has become one of the most successful duets in Christmas music history.

Calling for peace and goodwill for the sake of children everywhere, the lyrics are as poignant as ever. Take a moment to keep the dream alive with a timeless song of tolerance from two all-time greats.

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Peace on Earth / Little Drummer Boy

Come they told me
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A new born king to see
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Our finest gifts we bring
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Peace on earth, can it be
Years from now, perhaps we’ll see
See the day of glory
See the day when men of good will
Live in peace, live in peace again

Peace on earth, can it be

Every child must be made aware
Every child must be made to care
Care enough for his fellow man
To give all the love that he can

I pray my wish will come true
For my child and your child too
He’ll see the day of glory
See the day when men of good will
Live in peace, live in peace again

Peace on earth, can it be
Can it be?

Pull on your Christmas jumper and watch the video on youtube

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Writers: Ian Fraser, Larry Grossman, Alan Kohan / Harry Simeone, K.K. Davis, Henry Onorati
(The medley was arranged by scriptwriters and songwriters in a little over an hour)
Peace On Earth – Little Drummer Boy lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., INTERNATIONAL KORWIN CORP

RIP Bing. RIP Bowie.

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