The final scene sees him rush downstairs on Christmas morning to find a piano wrapped up from his mum and his grandma.
This is the second time the retailer's Christmas ad has featured Your Song, after singer Ellie Goulding recorded a cover for the 2010 campaign. The boy who would become one of the greatest musicians of all time receiving a gift that would bring joy to the world.
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Instead, the ad reverses the order of events and comes to focus on the moment young Elton first sat down to play his grandmother's piano.
John Lewis's highly-anticipated 2018 Christmas advertising campaign, "The Boy & The Piano", launches today (15 November) and is the story of how one particular gift inspired and influenced the course of a little boy's life. Especially for fans of the legendary Elton John. "I hope audiences will watch this and really enjoy the national treasure that is Elton John". "I think emotionally he is thinking about the journey he's been on as an artist".
A spokesperson from John Lewis told Express.co.uk: "So this Christmas, we will be selling pianos, so you can buy the gift".
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This year's John Lewis Christmas advert has been unveiled - and it's a tribute to Elton John.
It opens with a wistful Elton John sitting at what purports to be his first piano, before he starts playing the opening bars to Your Song.
It's got all it all hasn't it?
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A "Circle of Life" nostalgic romp, the ad is a lovely tribute to Elton's life and career as the rocker continues his ongoing farewell tour and awaits the release of his biopic, Rocketman, in 2019. When you've stopped crying (about how expensive pianos are), obvs.