"The Little Drummer Boy" is a Christmas song written in 1941, while the "Peace on Earth" tune and lyrics, written by Ian Fraser, Larry Grossman, and Alan Kohan, were added to the song specially for Bowie and Crosby's recording. Bing Crosby and David Bowie singing together, are you kidding me, that is like mixing oil and water, but it worked, and it worked very well... Bing Crosby had the perfect deep rich voice to sing "The Little Drummer Boy" song in the background, while David Bowie added a â¦ DAVID BOWIE and Bing Crosby came together for an incredible Christmas collaboration on Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy back in 1977, â¦ Print and download The Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth sheet music by David Bowie arranged for Voice 1 or Voice 2 or Piano or Guitar. Publication date 1977 Topics rage, ABC, music video, David Bowie, Bing Crosby Language English. This title is a cover of Peace on Earth / Little Drummer Boy as made famous by David Bowie. The Christmas duet bridging two generations of music, marrying the classic croons of Bing Crosby with the avant-garde style of David Bowie.. Piano/Vocal/Guitar, and Duet+Accompaniment in Bb Major (transposable). Sold See item details. Little Drummer Boy, David Bowie,Nutcracker Rockers Christmas Card. David Bowie and Bing Crosby - Little Drummer Boy by David Bowie and Bing Crosby. Similar items on Etsy (Results include Ads Learn more Etsy sellers promote their items through our paid advertising platform alongside organic search results. So, shortly before the showâs taping, a team of writers had to frantically retool the song, blending the traditional Christmas song with a newly-written tune called Peace on Earth . See item details. Music video, as broadcast on an episode of "rage", the ABC's late night music video show. "The Little Drummer Boy" (originally known as "Carol of the Drum") is a popular Christmas song written by the American classical music composer and teacher Katherine Kennicott Davis in 1941. SKU: MN0069274 Tempo: variable (around 72 BPM) In the same key as the original: Bâ This song ends without fade out And the pairâs duet on âLittle Drummer Boyâ for the 1977 TV special Bing Crosbyâs Merrie Olde Christmas has indeed become something of an outlier in Bowieâ¦ After some quick thinking, the composers pulled together a new original song, "Peace on Earth," which they combined with the classic "Little Drummer Boy," to make a unique arrangement that Bowie loved. The singers were originally supposed to perform "Little Drummer Boy," but Bowie wasn't a fan of the song. Peace on Earth / Little Drummer Boy - David Bowie & Bing Crosby - MP3 instrumental karaoke. Digital TV recording from ABC TV in Perth, Australia. An older, crusty Crosby had no real familiarity with the younger, androgynous Bowie, and Bowie wasnât crazy about singing The Little Drummer Boy.