The Yardbirds’ and Cream’s guitarist Eric Clapton’s daughter Ruth Clapton shared a video of her son singing one of his grandfather’s most famous songs, ‘Layla,’ on Instagram, yet apparently, he decided to rewrite the lyrics.
‘Layla’ is a song written by both Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon and originally recorded by Derek and The Dominos, approximately five decades ago. The song has experienced great critical and popular acclaim and is often hailed as being among the greatest rock songs of all time. Both versions of the song, the original one back in 1972 and an acoustic Unplugged performance by Clapton 20 years later, achieved chart success.
The lyrics and the story of the song were inspired by the love story named ‘The Story of Layla and Majnun’ by the 12th-century Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi. It is a tale of a young man who fell hopelessly in love with a beautiful young girl, went crazy so could not marry her.
Furthermore, it was also claimed that Eric Clapton’s inspiration to wrote ‘Layla’ was his love for Pattie Boyd while she was married to The Beatles icon George Harrison. The song described a man who fell in love with a woman who also loved him but wasn’t available.
Since the song is about a tragic love story the lyrics of the song reflect the tone of desperation and Majnun’s love. However, in Eric Clapton’s daughter Ruth Clapton’s recent post on her official Instagram page, Eric’s grandson altered the lyrics completely and he looked extremely adorable in the video.
Here is what Ruth said:
“Layla, you’re jumping on my wees or knees depending on his mood! Absolutely dead.”
You can see the Instagram post right below.