In his new photo collection, "Lifted," Ringo Starr mentions "The Lady is a Champ," a variation on "The Lady is a Tramp," which he asked Frank Sinatra to record as a birthday gift for his wife Maureen. Famed songwriter Sammy Cahn wrote the new lyrics and played piano on the tune, which you can hear below.
Here's Ringo talking about it:
Maureen loved the music of Frank Sinatra, so for her birthday in 1968, I asked Frank Sinatra himself to record a special version of a song for her. You can still find it online – Ol’ Blue Eyes singing “The Lady Is A Tramp” for my first wife with great new lyrics. It’s called “Maureen Is A Champ.” And Frank sounds great singing, “She married Ringo/And she could have had Paul/ That’s why the lady is a champ.”