Bob Dylan’s handwritten lyric sheets for his classic song Desolation Row are reportedly now selling for $425,000.
A rare handwritten lyric sheet for one of Dylan’s most famous songs released in 1965 – Desolation Row – is going up for sale for the first time ever.
Memorabilia dealer Moments in Time has priced the rare item at $425,000. The sheet contains Dylan’s lyrical lyrics – handwritten on two sheets of paper, and even includes some of Dylan’s edits spread across it.
TMZ reports that the rarity seller is a man who has been friends with Dylan, 81, since they were children, and that he was given the lyrics sheet 20 years ago.
Disappointment Row is widely considered one of Dylan’s greatest songs, along with songs like Like a Rolling Stone, The Times the R.A. Channing, Mr. Tambourine Man, Hurricane Man and Blown in the Wind among many others. Included.
The popular song was the ninth and final track on Dylan’s sixth studio album, Highway 61 Revisited (1965), which came as he was transitioning from traditional folk music to electronic music.
Meanwhile, Moments in Time shared that Dylan’s handwritten lyrics to his classic The Times They Are A-Changin’ (1964) sold at a private sale in 2020 for $2.2 million.