The newest John Lewis Christmas advert, which tells the tale friendship between Moz the Monster and his seven-year-old pal Joe, is set to a cover version Golden Slumbers by Manchester band Elbow.

The group are most notably known for their hit song One Day Like This, but have now taken on a classic 1969 hit by The Beatles for the festive advert which has been directed by Michel Gondry.

Now, just like every year before, viewers at home are asking the same questions about the song, the band and the lyrics in the world famous advert.

Who originally wrote the song?

Golden Slumbers appeared on the B side The Beatles’ 1969 iconic album Abbey Road. The song was followed by single Carry That Weight and was written by Sir Paul McCartney. 

John Lennon wasn’t present during the recording the single after being injured in a motor vehicle accident in Scotland on July 1 1969.

Who are Elbow?

Elbow is a four-piece rock band from Greater Manchester consisting lead singer Guy Garvey, Craig Potter, Mark Potter and Pete Turner. 

The group formed in 1997 and are known for their 2008 hit single One Day Like This, which was played during the groups’ performance at the Closing Ceremony the London Olympics in 2012.

What are the lyrics to Golden Slumbers?

Once there was a way

To get back homeward

Once there was a way

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