Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan Lyrics To Hit Auction Block

Two never-before-seen Bob Dylan lyric sheets are hitting the auction block to raise money for a folk music store in Sweden.

The legendary singer typed up the lyrics to Go Away You Bomb and I Want That Bomb in 1963 for Izzy Young, who owned the Folklore Center in Greenwich Village in New York City.

Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Young explains, "I asked everyone I knew to write a song about the nuclear bomb. Bob Dylan came in literally the next day and handed these to me."

Young, who moved to Sweden in the 1970s, has kept the anti-nuclear bomb songs in his private collection for 50 years, but he is now selling the sheets off to help cover costs for the Folklore Centrum store he runs in Stockholm.

He adds, "My daughter, who is 39, came to me and said, 'Papa, I'm sick of you surviving by miracles.' You have to sell that Bob Dylan song.' She convinced me I had to, and she moved it to a bank vault for me. It's going to be the first time in my life I'll have real money."

The lyrics are expected to pull in as much as $56,000 (£35,000) when they go under the hammer at Christie's auction house in London next month (Jun13).


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