Ed Sheeran And Elton John Drop A Feel Good Christmas Duet
Andrew Parker - December 9, 2021

In the Morning of Life

by Thomas Moore

In the morning of life, when its cares are unknown,
And its pleasures in all their new lustre begin,
When we live in a bright-beaming world of our own,
And the light that surrounds us is all from within;
Oh 'tis not, believe me, in that happy time
We can love, as in hours of less transport we may; —
Of our smiles, of our hopes, 'tis the gay sunny prime,
But affection is truest when these fade away.

When we see the first glory of youth pass us by,
Like a leaf on the stream that will never return,
When our cup, which had sparkled with pleasure so high,
First tastes of the other, the dark-flowing urn;
Then, then in the time when affection holds sway
With a depth and a tenderness joy never knew;
Love, nursed among pleasures, is faithless as they,
But the love born of Sorrow, like Sorrow, is true.

In climes full of sunshine, though splendid the flowers,
Their sighs have no freshness, their odour no worth;
\‘Tis the cloud and the mist of our own Isle of showers
That call the rich spirit of fragrancy forth.
So it is not \‘mid splendour, prosperity, mirth,
That the depth of Love's generous spirit appears;
To the sunshine of smiles it may first owe its birth,
But the soul of its sweetness is drawn out by tears.

During this holiday season, singers Ed Sheeran And Elton John came together to collaborate on their first-ever, very special, very festive new hit called ‘Merry Christmas.’ A few months ago, Ed Sheeran let the cat out of the bag on the new Christmas song after which Elton John called him out for not being able to keep what was supposed to be their secret for just a bit longer. Still managing to get the project done in time, Ed Sheeran finally released the Christmas jingle just last week, along with a holiday-themed music video which they filmed for the occasion.

 

Musicians Elton John (L) and Ed Sheeran perform onstage at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 2013 in California

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The official music video features clips of Ed sitting by the Christmas trees in his pajamas while Elton plays the piano, the artists playing in the snow, and even a brief moment where Ed flies into the sky with a snowman. The song itself is very upbeat and promotes a classic Christmas vibe. “So just keep kissing me under the mistletoe \ Pour out the wine let’s toast and pray for December snow \I know there’s been pain this year but it’s time to let it go \ Next year you never know, but for now,” the duo chant in the Chorus of their new song.

 

With no surprise, the song is already on its way to number 1 in the charts and has reached over twelve million views on Youtube. Ed Sheeran has also dropped a lyric video on his Youtube channel later in the week, with Christmas-themes captions and animations and illustrated versions of him and Elton John. Make sure to check out both videos while you are sitting by the fire, or filling up the stocking for your siblings to get into the Christmas spirit this winter season.