Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lyrics for Sale

Bob Dylan's original hand-written lyrics to "The Times They Are A-Changing" sold at an auction in New York on Friday for $422,500.  The sheet of lyrics, pictured above, were projected to sell for $200,00 to $300,000. 

It is thought that Dylan wrote these lyrics in September and October, 1963.  It was recorded at Columbia studios on October 24, 1963.  He was deliberately trying to write an anthem, a "big song" as he put it.  I would say "The Times They Are A-Changing" pretty much defines the term "protest song."

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