Famed Bob Dylan Lyrics To Be Auctioned Next Week

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The original lyrics to Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin'” will soon be a-changin’ hands. The plain piece of notebook paper on which Dylan wrote down what became a classic is up for auction.

The lyrics on simple and, now yellowed, notebook paper were kept by a friend of Dylan’s who introduced the future icon to the Village folk scene.

“Once he had the song in his mind, he didn’t care so much about the manuscript and he tended in his early years to leave them with the people he was staying with,” said Sotheby’s Selby Kiffer.

WCBS 880 Reporter Paul Murnane learned the sheet of paper was handed down to another set of Dylan acquaintances and then ultimately to the private collector who is selling it on Dec. 10.

WCBS 880 Reporter Paul Murnane with details of the auction.

“It’s so perfectly summed up what was happening in 1963, in a way what’s still is happening, since a lot of it is about intergenerational conflict, that remains a constant,” said Kiffer.

Sotheby’s expects the lyrics to sell for $200,000-$300,000.


One Comment

  1. dr mengle,got twins? says:

    i once knew i was living in a country that was bright and lean..now its a dubbed down lard ass fat bankrupted shadow of its former self..the masters of war have destroyed it for good..

  2. otto says:

    Come on now, I can’t afford $200k-$300k. That’s not fair !!!

    Yeah, I know someone named Dylan also. He’s my friend’s son and a really bright kid. With the proper encouragement, I think he could write music. Hopefully he’ll keep away from the ding dongs & ho ho’s … maybe the occasional twinkie, but that’s about it.

  3. Retired old Man says:

    I once had a friend named Dylan but he didn’t write music. He didn’t do much of anything constructive with his life. He sat around alot eating ding dongs and ho hos and died early, bald, bat and sadly.

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