Ed Sheeran sings in court

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On Thursday in Manhattan federal court, Ed Sheeran performed and played the chord progression to his popular song Thinking Out Loud.

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While testifying over allegations that he plagiarized Marvin Gaye's song Let's Get it On.

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The British singer-songwriter revealed how he wrote the song about everlasting love in 2014.

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Shortly after starting a new romantic relationship and after his grandfather passed away.

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While testifying as the first witness in his own defense before a crowded courtroom.

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"I draw inspiration from a lot of things in my life and family," said Sheeran, adding that the song was motivated by the affection he saw between his grandparents.

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The 32-year-old is being sued by the estate of Ed Townsend, who collaborated with Gaye on the song in 1973.

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