然而這首作品卻讓我記憶深刻，即便過了廿幾年，每逢Christmas接近，我第一手想到的歌還是這首。Bing Crosby雖然難掩老態，但是他那正直的嗓音提供這首歌曲極穩固的根基，而David Bowie有別於平日略帶猥褻的聲音，竟而有點唱詩班男孩的味道，在Bing Crosby為他搭建的安全網上，吟哦著對造物主的歌頌，真是怪異又絕妙的組合！
For Christmas 1977, Bowie joined Bing Crosby, of whom he was an ardent admirer, at the ATV Television Studio in Herts England to do “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy“, a version of “Little Drummer Boy" with a new lyric. The resultant video in a Christmas seasonal setting was actually recorded during a late summer heatwave with the air conditioning breaking down. The two singers had originally met on Crosby’s Christmas television special two years earlier (on the recommendation of Crosby’s children — he had not heard of Bowie) and performed the song. One month after the record was completed, Crosby died. Five years later, the song would prove a worldwide festive hit, charting in the UK at #3 on Christmas Day 1982. Bowie later remarked jokingly that he was afraid of being a guest artist, because “everyone I was going on with was kicking it", referring to Bolan and Crosby.
Bing Crosby在錄完這首歌後一個月就辭世，那麼，這算不算是他的Swan Song呢？