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Bob Dylan lyrics to go under hammer

Published 30/11/2010 | 15:20

Bob Dylan's handwritten lyrics to The Times Are A-Changin' are going up for auction
Bob Dylan's handwritten lyrics to The Times Are A-Changin' are going up for auction

Bob Dylan's original handwritten lyrics for The Times Are A-Changin' are going under the hammer in New York.

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Written in pencil on a sheet of unruled, three-hole notebook paper, the classic 1960s folk protest song was the title track on Dylan's third album.

The paper is creased with some small tears and signed "by Bob Dylan." The lyrics could sell for an estimated 200,000 to 300,000 US dollars.

Dylan recorded the song in 1963, and that same year performed it at Carnegie Hall. It contains political overtones with lines like, "Come senators, congressmen; Please heed the call."

In February, Dylan performed it live at a White House concert celebrating the Civil Rights Movement.

The lyrics are going under the hammer at Sotheby's on December 10.

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