GEORGE Harrison’s widow has given Ringo Starr a lost Beatles song her hubby wrote.
Olivia, 69, found typed lyrics to Hey, Ringo forgotten in a piano bench.
George is thought to have written it as a plea for the band to stay together around the time of their 1970 split.
She told of Ringo’s shock — and said she hopes the star, 76, and fellow surviving Beatle Sir Paul McCartney, 74, put it to music.
She said: “He’d never seen this song before. He was so surprised. There was a folder in George’s piano bench.
“Inside I found a typed lyric for Hey, Ringo. It dates from around 1970.
“He would put down a notebook and forget where he left it.
“A piano bench was the obvious place to stash the night’s debris.”
The track, imagining a chat between him and his drummer pal, includes the lines: “Hey Ringo, now I want you to know. That without you my guitar plays far too slow.
“And Ringo, let me say this to you. I’ve heard no drummer who can play it quite like you.
“Wait a minute, Mr G. Stop flattering me. My drums sound bare when your guitar’s not there.”
Olivia is searching to see if George left a demo which his friends could use.
She added: “I need to dig a little. It would be great if George put it down on tape.”