The late Hollywood icon, who died in 1962, recorded the track Down Boy for her 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes but it was cut from the final version of the film and never released.

Rapper/producer Timbaland is now sampling the swing number in a new track after striking a deal with Jack Allen, who owns the rights to Down Boy.

Allen tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "This is a beautiful song. Timbaland is working with it in the studio, so I can't wait to see what happens."