Unseen George Harrison lyric goes on display

Fri May 8, 2009 3:43pm EDT
 
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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - A previously unseen George Harrison lyric, found on the floor of the Abbey Road studios and dating back to 1967, has gone on display at the British Library.

Written when Harrison was aged 23 or 24, the untitled song came from an era when the Beatles had stopped touring to spend more time in the studio to work on the "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album.

Beatles biographer Hunter Davies found it during research for a new edition of The Beatles official biography, which has just been re-released more than 40 years after its original publication.

In its introduction, Davies recalls how he collected Beatles lyrics discarded as scrap paper from the floor of the studios and kept them as souvenirs.

"It's almost certain that they would have been thrown out by the cleaners if he hadn't picked them up," the library said in a news release.

Harrison never recorded the song, nor perhaps even put music to the words, it added.

It runs:

"Im happy to say that its only a dream

when I come across people like you,   Continued...

 
<p>A previously unseen George Harrison lyric, found on the floor of the Abbey Road studios and dating back to 1967, in an image courtesy of the British Library. REUTERS/Handout</p>