Bob Dylan 1961 Handwritten Lyrics To Be Auctioned

03-28-2017
.
Bob Dylan

(SHC) Nate D. Sanders Auctions have announced that they will be auctioning original handwritten lyrics by music legend Bob Dylan this Thursday, March 30, 2017. We were sent the following details, and the lyrics:

The lyrics were written for an unpublished song about Wisconsin. Dylan had a special connection with Wisconsin. He went to camp there as a child and briefly lived in Madison in 1960 after dropping out of the University of Minnesota in May that same year. Dylan was determined to make a name for himself in Madison, which was one of the hotspots for folk music at the time. He played at various clubs, but didn't make a major impression.

Dylan moved to New York City in January 1961 and signed a recording contract with Columbia Records in October. He penned these original handwritten lyrics in November 1961 and gave them to Peter Crago, a fellow New York musician and roommate.

The lyrics come with a certificate of authenticity from music dealer Roger Epperson. Bidding for the lyrics begins at $30,000.

The lyrics are an ode to the Badger state. They read in full:
1. Wisconson [sic] is the dairy state
I guess you all know well
I was in Wow Wow Toaster there
The truth to you I'll tell
It's milk & cheese & cream
I've known 'em all my days
I'm going back to my hometown I'm leaving right aways

I'm a heading out Wisconson ways
2000 miles to go
Madison, Milwakee set's my heart aglow
I'm a coming to that dairy state
My heart's a beating fast
I'll jerk my banjo gently there
And twiddle my mustache

There's thoughts I left there long ago
One a coming now it seems
I'll tune my banjo than the hills
And feast on milk and cream
And stamp my foot all thru the grass
And never know a care
My homes in Wow Wow Toaster
And I'm a going there

These people with you city ways
Are driving me insane to drink
My home's in Wisconson it's a better place I think
I've been in California
My home's in Wisconson
And I'm gonna own the town

Additional information on the lyrics can be found here

SHC submitted this story.
It may be edited- Excerpted here with permission.

advertisement

Bob Dylan Music, DVDs, Books and more

Bob Dylan T-shirts and Posters

More Bob Dylan News

Share this article
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article


Related Stories


Bob Dylan's Handwritten 'Like a Rolling Stone' Lyrics Auctioned

Bob Dylan Announces 'Gospel Years' Bootleg Box Set

Bob Dylan Nobel Prize Speech Sparks Controversy

Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize Lecture Streaming Online

Classic Bob Dylan Album Covered By Old Crow Medicine Show

Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan Album Announced

Willie Nelson Recruits Bob Dylan, More For Outlaw Music Festival Tour

Bob Dylan Finally Collects His Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan Rarities Features In Archives Center

Bob Dylan To Finally Accept His Nobel Prize


More Stories for Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan Music


advertisement



Follow Us:

Contact Us - Privacy - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2017 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.