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Do You Hear What I Hear (1962) - performed live by William Patrick Corgan (2021)

It was the Cuban missile crisis that motivated Mr. Regney to write the words of ''Do You Hear What I Hear?'' The sight of small children and the ominous signs of war inspired him to compose the words ''Pray for peace, people everywhere.'' They appear in the last of the carol's four stanzas.

Reflecting on the meaning and popularity of that carol and current trends in contemporary popular culture, Mr. Regney said, ''I am amazed that people can think they know the song - and not know it is a prayer for peace. But we are so bombarded by sound and our attention spans are so short that we now listen only to catchy beginnings.''

1985 interview: https://www.nytimes.com/1985/12/08/nyregion/tow-songwriters-preparing-reunion.html

William Patrick Corgan performing “Do You Hear What I Hear”, written in October 1962 as a plea for peace during the Cuban crisis.
at Madame ZuZus, Highland Park, Illinois, December 18th 2021

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