Bob Dylan Lyrics Could Go for $60K at Auction

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Bob Dylan gives a press conference at his hotel during the Isle of Wight Festival on August 27 1969.

The lyrics of two early unrecorded Bob Dylan songs are going on the auction block.

Christie's says the typed lyrics being offered Thursday include handwritten annotations.

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The original 1962 "Talkin Folklore Center" manuscript could fetch $40,000 to $60,000. The "Go Away You Bomb" lyrics from 1963 could bring $30,000 to $50,000.

Dylan gave the lyrics to the founder of the legendary Folklore Center in Greenwich Village. Izzy Young produced Dylan's first important concert in New York at the Carnegie Chapter Hall on Nov. 4, 1961.

Dylan wrote "Talkin" after Young asked him to write a song about the Folklore Center store.

"Go Away You Bomb" was written for an unpublished book Young was compiling of anti-nuclear songs.

Sale proceeds will support Young's current venture, the Folklore Centrum in Stockholm, Sweden.


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