Drafts of Bob Dylan's original lyrics are expected to fetch thousands of dollars when they hit the auction block later this month (Jun11).
The newly-discovered papers, which are heavily edited and even feature notes in crayon, date from the mid-1960s, when Dylan hit a productive peak.
Some of the documents are handwritten and others typed, and they include the lyrics to some of the folk star's most famous tracks, such as Subterranean Homesick Blues, Queen Jane Approximately and Visions of Johanna.
The original draft of Maggie's Farm is estimated to sell for $70,000 (£44,000) to $90,000 (£56,000).
Chris Coover of Christie's auction house says, "The mid-60s, especially 1964-1966, were a true watershed for Dylan. In that period his lyrics became deeper and more personal, while his songs moved away from the acoustic, folk-inflected style, and he forged a unique personal style as poet and songwriter."
Collectors will have a chance to bid on the pages at Christie's auction of fine printed books and manuscripts in New York on 23 June (11), reports Reuters.
Dylan's handwritten lyrics to his 1964 anthem The Times They Are a-Changin' pulled in a staggering $422,000 (£264,000) at Sotheby's in December (10).
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