There’s a super rare piece of Bob Dylan history going up for sale … the original lyrics to one of his most famous songs, “Desolation Row” … and it’s got a six-figure price tag.
Bob scribbled the poetic lyrics on a couple sheets of paper way back in 1965, and now the manuscript is hitting the open market for the first time ever. The parchment also has a few of Bob’s edits.
The good folks over at Moments In Time are handling the sale … and the asking price is a staggering $425,000 … so ya gotta have some pretty deep pockets.
As Bob’s fans know, “Desolation Row” is generally considered one of his top five songs of all time. The sprawling song features a ton of lyrics — the track is over 11 minutes long — with Bob flexing his skills as a poet with tons of literary imagery.
“Desolation Row” is the last track on Bob’s famous 1965 album, “Highway 61 Revisited,” which opens with his biggest hit, “Like a Rolling Stone.”
We’re told the seller is a man who has been friends with Bob since they were kids … he was given the lyrics sheet over 20 years ago, and held onto them until deciding to sell. Smart guy!!!