Bob Dylan‘s handwritten lyrics for his 1964 classic ‘The Times They Are a-Changing‘ are to be auctioned at Sotheby’s in New York, and could fetch up to $300,000.
The lyrics are scribbled on a signed piece of notepaper by Dylan and contains four verses of the songwriter’s famous protest song. According to reports, the lyrics were first handed to Dylan’s folk contemporary Kevin Krown, before coming into the possession of Mac and Eve MacKenzie following Krown’s death.
Commenting on the item, officially described as ‘a sheet of unruled three-hole notebook paper’, Selby Kiffer, of Sotheby’s books and manuscripts department, said: “Although Dylan also seems to have had a capacity for dropping people, forgetting them and moving on, in the case of Krown and the MacKenzies, they got something tangible out of it, at least.”
The lyrics are due to go on sale at Sotheby’s on Friday, December 10th.