Bruce Springsteen handwritten lyrics

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  • A sheet of Bruce Springsteen's handwritten lyrics to '4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)' Featuring an early working draft of the classic 1973 song

Bruce Springsteen (1949 -) is one of the most acclaimed and biggest selling artists in music history.

Known simply as “The Boss”, Springsteen has sold 160 million records worldwide and received awards including 20 Grammy awards, an Academy Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

He's regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all-time, renowned for his portrayal of working-class American life.

And his live shows are legendary, often lasting up to four hours backed by his famous E Street Band.


A sheet of handwritten lyrics measuring approximately 8” x 10”.

Written in Springsteen in blue ball-point pen ink.

In good condition.

Undated, but believed by Springsteen scholars to date from early 1973.

A set of working lyrics for the song '4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)', which appears on Springsteen's second studio album The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (1973).

Although the lyrics differ from the final recorded version, the character of Sandy as the girl who left town and broke Springsteen's heart remains central.

The lyrics read in full:

"The bands, the bars, the girls, guitar, the tours;
"The kids say Sandy left town and moved in with her parents in New York;
"Since summer was over the lights on the boardwalk dimmed and she got bored;
"She has a little apartment by the beach, the landlady told me he don't live there no more;
"Since summer's gone I don't get home much myself anymore;
"Poor people got no money, no lights, no heat or gas for their car;
"They can't go no place and they can't see where they are"

A superb set of lyrics, handwritten by one of rock and roll's finest songwriters of all-time.


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