There’s no chant on soil that better captivates the discomfort of unrequited adore than Eric Clapton’s “Layla”.

And, Ed Sheeran–king of angsty hymns about love–is the only person on earth equipped to cover it.

The 1971 ballad was written about Clapton’s then-unrequited adore for his friend’s partner, Pattie Boyd. Oh, and his sidekick just so happened to be George Harrison, lead guitarist of The Beatles . TL ;D R Clapton subsequently married Boyd.

Revellers reverberating in the New Year in the UK were treated to a rendition of Ed singing his heart out to “Layla” on Jools Holland’s Annual Hootenanny . And, he utterly hammered this rendition.

Nice work, Ed.

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