Christmas Songs, Carols & Music Lyrics

 

Do You Hear What I Hear?

(1962)
 
"Do You Hear What I Hear?" was written by the husband & wife team of Noël Regney and Gloria Shayne Baker in October 1962 as a plea for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Many years later, Baker revealed that neither could perform the entire song at the time they wrote it because of the strong emotions surrounding the Cuban Missile Crisis.  "You must realize there was a threat of nuclear war at the time."  Ironically, the most famous version of the song was recorded on November 22, 1963, the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  The elves really like this video because of the amazing sand art.
Lyrics (below):  Noël Regney Music:  Gloria Shayne Baker
 


Do You Hear What I Hear?

(1962 )
Lyrics:  Noël Regney
Music:  Gloria Shayne Baker

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Said the night wind to the little lamb,
'Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
Do you see what I see?
A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite,
With a tail as big as a kite.'

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy,
'Do you hear what I hear?
Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy,
Do you hear what I hear?
A song, a song high above the trees
With a voice as big as the the sea,
With a voice as big as the the sea.'

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king,
'Do you know what I know?
In your palace warm, mighty king,
Do you know what I know?
A Child, a Child shivers in the cold,
Let us bring him silver and gold,
Let us bring him silver and gold.'

Said the king to the people everywhere,
'Listen to what I say!
Pray for peace, people, everywhere,
Listen to what I say!
The Child, the Child sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light,
He will bring us goodness and light.'

 
 
 


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