Music Monday: Bing Crosby and David Bowie “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy”

-Music Monday-

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday. I’m having so much fun with this meme and look forward to sharing a new song every Monday!


This Week’s Pick

Bing Crosby and David Bowie

Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy

This song is always overplayed on the radio over Christmas and I still never tire of it. David Bowie and Bing Crosby are two of my favorites. I grew up listening to my grandfather sing Bing Crosby all the time and he could sing just like him. I can still hear my grandfather when listening to Bing. I’ve always loved this song and what makes it even more special to me is that it was released in 1977, my birth year. This full version is my favorite. I hope you enjoy it.



David: Hello…… you’re the new butler?
Bing: Hahaha! well, it’s been a long time since I’ve been the new anything!
David: What’s happened to Hudson?
Bing: I guess he’s changing.
David: Yeah, he does that a lot, doesn’t he? uhm… oh, I’m David Bowie, I live
down the road.
Bing: Oh!
David: Sir percival let’s me use his piano if he’s not around. He’s not around, is
Bing: I can honestly say I haven’t seen him, but come on in! Come in!
David: But uh…
Bing: Come on in!
David: Are you related to sir percival?
Bing: Well, distantly…
David: Oh, you’re not the poor relation from America, right?
Bing: Ha! gee… news sure travels fast, doesn’t it? I’m bing.
David: Oh, I’m pleased to meet you. You’re the one that sings, right?
Bing: Well, right or wrong, I sing either way.
David: Oh well, I sing too.
Bing: Oh good! what kind of singing?
David: Mostly the contemporary stuff. Do you eh… do you like modern music?
Bing: Oh, I think it’s marvellous! Some of it’s really fine. But tell me, have you ever listened to any of the older fellows?
David: Oh yeah, sure. I like ah… John Lennon and the other one with eh…Harry
Bing: Mmm… you go back that far, uh?
David: Yeah, I’m not as young as I look.
Bing: Haha, none of us is these days!
David: In fact I’ve got a six year old son and he really gets excited around the Christmas holiday-thing.
Bing: Do you go in for anything of the traditional things in the… boy, household, Christmas time?
David: Oh yeah, most of them really. Presents, tree, decorations, agents sliding down the chimney…
Bing: What??
David: Oh, I was just seeing if you were paying attention.
Bing: Haha!
David: Actually, our family do most of the things that other families do. We sing the same songs.
Bing: Do you?
David: Oh, I even have a go at ‘White Christmas’.
Bing: You do, eh!
David: And this one. This is my son’s favourite. Do you know this one?
Bing: Oh, I do indeed, it’s a lovely theme.

[Verse 1: Bowie and Crosby]
Come they told me pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
A newborn king to see pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
Our finest gifts we bring pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
Rum-pum-pum-pum, Rum-pum-pum-pum

[Verse 2: Bowie and Crosby]
Peace on Earth can it be?
(Come they told me pa-rum-pum-pum-pum)
Years from now, perhaps we’ll see?
(A newborn king to see pa-rum-pum-pum-pum)
See the day of glory
(Our finest gift we bring pa-rum-pum-pum-pum)
See the day, when men of good will
(To lay before the king pa-rum-pum-pum-pum)
Live in peace, live in peace again
(Rum-pum-pum-pum, Rum-pum-pum-pum)
Peace on Earth
(So to honur him pa-rum-pum-pum-pum)
Can it be
(When we come)

[Bridge: Bowie and Crosby in unison]
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

[Verse 4]
I pray my wish will come true
(Little baby pa-rum-pum-pum-pum)
For my child and your child too
(I stood beside him there pa-rum-pum-pum-pum)
He’ll see the day of glory
(I played my drum for him pa-rum-pum-pum-pum)
See the day when men of good will
(I played my best for him pa-rum-pum-pum-pum)
Live in peace, live in peace again
(Rum-pum-pum-pum, rum-pum-pum-pum)
Peace on Earth
(Me and my drum)
Can it be

[Outro: Bowie and Crosby in unison]
Can it be

This song is on the album

A New Career In A New Town (1977 – 1982)



You can find this on Amazon


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36 thoughts on “Music Monday: Bing Crosby and David Bowie “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy”

      1. Nel

        It comes from working retail for many years and listening to the same songs in different variations over and over again from the day after Thanksgiving til New Years. Makes you hate it all, haha

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        1. Oh, that makes sense! I used to work at the mall and always loved the holidays, but yeah, the radio especially kills me. If I have to hear Mariah Carey one more time! It’s those that drive me nuts, but I just love this time of year. It just can’t last long enough. 😊 I think my kids help a lot because we do crafts and have Christmas storytime. Great memories. ❤🎄

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        2. Exactly! They play it like every 30 minutes. Plus John Lennon’s “So This is Christmas,” a favorite, but they outplay these and it ruins them. I try not to listen to the Christmas stations because of that. I just listen to my old Lp’s. 😁

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  1. Yay!! Christmas music!! I haven’t listened to a single song until now, lol…you are officially the first Christmas song person…whatever, lol. I haven’t had time! I’m hoping to start decorating the tree soon…we have it stuck in the corner in the tree stand, just no decorations on it, LOL. It’s artificial and pre-lit, so at least it looks semi pretty when it’s plugged up 😉 I just can’t wait to start decorating, watching Christmas movies, reading all day when the kids are at school…not books for class, yay, baking, and spending time with everyone once they are on break too!! Talk to you soon!! Almost done with classes and teaching, yippee!!

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    1. I’m so happy you’re in the Christmas mood! I’m right there with you. ❤🎄 I’m counting down the time with you until you’re done with classes and teaching. This is the best time of year imo and we could all use a break, right? 😉

      We ended up putting our tree up on Thanksgiving because I want to enjoy it as much as possible. Christmas can’t last long enough! You’ll have to share some of your baking recipes with me. I need to send you some baklava! 😊🎄❤💚❤

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      1. I am!! We finally got the trees up this weekend…we have more than one: 2 in the family room, 1 in the living room, and 1 in the playroom. I would LOVE to put the tree up in Nov, but hubby would freak LOL. He hates starting Christmas before Dec, We used to wait until the middle of the month…which we basically did this month and last year, but I’d finally gotten him to start decorating the 1st weekend in Dec! Now all that’s left is to hang Christmas lights outside, but that’s not my department, lol. I used to leave my decorations up for a week or two in Jan but now I take them down before classes start.

        I love baklava! I’ve never tried baking any though! I’d love to share although they aren’t gluten free, so I realized that I’ll be eating gluten this month…yikes!! Tis the season!!??

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        1. So exciting! I’m glad you guys were able to get decorations up. I just love this time of year. We leave ours up until after January 7th because I’m Orthodox, I use Orthodox Christmas as an excuse, haha! It just doesn’t last long enough. 💖

          Baklava isn’t gluten free unfortunately. I usually allow myself a few pieces over Christmas only. It’s good for the soul! 🤗🤣🎄

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        2. I’m glad too…still waiting for my outside lights and the wreaths on all my windows to be put up, but at least I have my wreaths on the doors and porch (semi-decorated minus lights). Christmas never lasts long enough! You anticipate it all year long, get ready for it all month, and then it is over in a day or two. It’s almost sad. I like it to last as long as possible too!

          Anything sweet is good for the soul, lol! I still haven’t baked yet, but I’m sure that I will enjoy eating it when I do! 😉


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