Bob Dylan's Lay Lady Lay lyrics featured in online sale

The original handwritten lyrics to Bob Dylan's Lay Lady Lay are offered at RR Auction with a starting bid of $10,000.

Bidding is due to open on March 13 and close on March 20.

The song appeared on Nashville Skyline, recorded in 1969, and has become one of the singer's most enduring standards.

Bob Dylan Lay Lady Lay
Lay Lady Lay appeared on Nashville Skyline, Dylan's 1969 album

Written on paper printed with the logo of the Atlantic Lumber Company, the lot features the words of the song in full along with the chords in the top right corner.

There are a number of minor changes to the finished version of the song that offer an insight into its development.

Jeff Rosen, president of the Bob Dylan Music Company, has provided a letter confirming that the lyrics are "authentic, original Bob Dylan lyric worksheets, written in his own hand.

"These lyrics were discovered in a storage vault with several other of Bob Dylan's personal items dating from the 1960's and 1970's," he adds.

Memorabilia pertaining to Dylan has achieved impressive sums in the past, with the lyrics to The Times They Are a Changing selling for $422,500 in 2011.

More recently, the electric guitar he played in his divisive performance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sold for $965,000 in 2013.   

We have this autographed set list from a Bob Dylan concert in 2001 for sale.

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