DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR
Eddy McManus’ version of “Do You Hear What I Hear?” is a truly festive and heartwarming celebration of peace, hope, and love. Originally written in October 1962 by Noël Regney and Gloria Shayne Baker as a plea for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis, “Do You Hear What I Hear?” has since sold tens of millions of copies and has been covered by hundreds of artists. The lyrics, which follow the journey of a shepherd boy, a lamb, and a mighty king as they share a message of hope and unity, are brought to life with Eddy’s soaring vocals and stirring arrangements.
Drawing upon the rich traditions of Eddy’s Catholic childhood and the sentimental memories of Bing Crosby’s iconic version of the song, Eddy’s rendition is a glowing testament to the enduring power of music to bring people together and inspire a sense of wonder and joy. The lyrics, “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,” set the stage for a magical and wondrous journey, as the song continues with the lamb asking the shepherd boy if he can hear the song in the sky, and the shepherd boy in turn asking the mighty king if he knows the good news that is being shared.
As the song reaches its climax with the mighty king calling upon the people everywhere to pray for peace and listen to the message being shared, Eddy’s powerful and emotive vocals truly shine. The lyrics, “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,” convey a sense of hope and unity that is particularly poignant in times of strife and conflict. Eddy’s ability to bring these lyrics to life with his emotive and powerful delivery is truly impressive, and it is clear that he truly believes in the message of the song.
With its timeless message of peace and goodwill, Eddy’s version of “Do You Hear What I Hear?” is the perfect song to help us all get into the holiday spirit and embrace the warmth and joy of the season. Whether you’re singing along with friends and family, or simply enjoying the beauty and magic of the music on your own, this is a song that is sure to touch your heart and lift your spirits. This song captures the sense of hope and optimism that is at the heart of the holiday season, and Eddy’s ability to bring these emotions to life with his powerful and expressive voice is truly remarkable.
Eddy McManus’ version of “Do You Hear What I Hear?” is a must-hear for any fan of the original or of great covers in general. His emotive and powerful performance elevates the song to new heights, making it a truly memorable and powerful listening experience. So come and join in the celebration – let Eddy’s beautiful and inspiring rendition of “Do You Hear What I Hear?” fill your heart with the warmth and joy of the holiday season.