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Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run manuscript up for auction

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Nov 27, 2013 | 6:35pm EST

Bruce Springsteen's handwritten manuscript for an early draft of his classic hit Born To Run is going up for auction. The singer's signature song was originally written on a single sheet of ruled notepaper, and now the piece of rock 'n' roll history is on sale. It contains early ideas for lyrics which never made it into the finished track, and is expected to fetch up to $100,000 (£66,667). The seller was not revealed but a Sotheby's auction house representative in New York City says the document was part of a collection from Springsteen's former manager, Mike Appel. Most of the lines in this 1974 version are unpublished and unrecorded, but the manuscript does include "a nearly perfected chorus". Springsteen's lyrics will be part of an auction of fine books and manuscripts, to be held on 5 December (13).

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