The version of 'Mother And Child' is a Christmas pressie for his wife and newborn daughter...

Paul McCartney recorded an orchestral version of an unreleased BEATLES song last week as a Christmas present for wife HEATHER and baby daughter BEATRICE.

The former-Beatle drafted in top violinists and harp players to a studio in north London to play on the track called ‘Mother And Child’.

A close friend of Paul McCartney told The Sun: “[/a] didn’t want to give Heather just jewellery this year. The song is the best way he could think of to show how much he loves Heather and Bea. He will play the song for them on Christmas Day.”

They added: “He is determined this song belongs to Heather. And he wants Bea to cherish it as she grows up.”

‘Mother And Child’ was written by [a]Paul McCartney in the Sixties though it was never finished, though The Beatles originally intended that the track appear on their album ‘Let It Be’. There are no plans at the moment to release the song as a single.