A new JOHN LENNON song could be published from beyond the grave – 30 years after his death.
The lyrics to the song Tell Her Now were penned by the murdered Beatle in the 1960s, but no music was ever written to go with them.
Now it has been revealed his son JULIAN is working on a project to write music for the song and to publish it.
The lyrics are part of a private collection which Julian accquired after his father was killed on December 8 1980.
The song consists of two verses and a chorus:
"Little girl I've come to stay
"And this time I just have to say
"I love you
"If she turns you down and you're rejected
"Try again the best you can
"Call to see her when you're least expected
"Tell her now she'll understand."
Julian said: "I don't believe the lyrics have been used anywhere.
"If the time was right, if it felt right, then I would consider looking at the lyrics and maybe trying to work with them and write something.
"But obviously only in honour of Dad. I guess in some respect it would be like coming home."
It is not known exactly when John penned the lyrics.
However if they date from 1966 the girl he speaks of could be YOKO ONO as John met her for the first time in November that year.
The lyrics are on display at the Beatles Story in Liverpool as part of a new exhibition, White Feather: The Spirit of Lennon.
By BECI WOOD