Early Bob Dylan Lyrics Fail to Sell at NYC Auction

David Gahr
Bob Dylan

The lyrics of two early unrecorded Bob Dylan songs have failed to find a buyer at a New York auction.

The typed lyrics including handwritten annotations were offered Thursday (Dec. 4) at Christie's.

Bob Dylan Lyrics Could Go for $60K at Auction

The original 1962 "Talkin Folklore Center" manuscript was expected to fetch $40,000 to $60,000. The "Go Away You Bomb" lyrics from 1963 were estimated to 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.

Dylan wrote "Talkin" after Young requested a song about the Folklore Center store.

"Go Away You Bomb" was written for an unpublished book Young was compiling of anti-nuclear songs.

The consignor must now decide what to do with the lyrics.


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