The original manuscript of lyrics for Bruce Springsteen's hit song 'Born To Run' is set to be auctioned next week almost 40 years after it was released.
The sheet of early lyrics for the 1975 iconic single contains 30 lines and was allegedly torn from a notebook that once belonged to Springsteen, and according to Sotheby's, the manuscript could fetch between $70,000 (£43,000) and $100,000 (£61,000) when it is put up for auction next month.
Bruce Springsteen performing in Northern Ireland last summer (WENN)
The New York Times reports that while the majority of the lyrics on the sheet are entirely different from the actual lyrics in 'Born To Run,' there are “certain key phrases” which identify the track. Instead of “[riding] through mansions of glory in suicide machines,” Springsteen writes: “Chasin the bad kind of glory down a killers highway.”
Sotheby's claims that the original lyrics on the manuscript were written in 1974 while Springsteen was in Long Branch, New Jersey, have never been published or recorded and are believed to have been part of a collection of music owned by the legendary singer's manager Mike Appel.
Richard Mr. Austin from Sotheby's told The Times: “Bruce Springsteen manuscripts don't come up often ... There are verses here that will be unfamiliar even to hardcore fans.”
Bruce with E Street Band's Steven Van Zandt (WENN)
The single features on the album of the same name which was Springsteen's third LP and propelled him to fame after soaring to number three on the US Billboard charts and 17 in the UK.
Springsteen, 63, went on to enjoy more success in the 1980s with singles such as 'Dancing In The Dark,' 'Born In The U.S.A.,' 'I'm On Fire,' 'My Hometown' and 'Human Touch.'
The 'Born To Run' lyrics are due to be sold at auction in New York on December 5.
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