A handwritten working manuscript of Bruce Springsteens 1975 hit Born to Run has sold for $197,000 at a New York City auction.
It sold at Sothebys on Thursday. The pre-sale estimate was $70,000 to $100,000.
Sothebys says the document had been in the collection of Springsteens former manager, Mike Appel. It didnt reveal the sellers or buyers identity.
Sothebys says most of the lines in this 1974 version are apparently unpublished and unrecorded. However, the manuscript does include a nearly perfected chorus.
It was written in Long Branch, N.J., in blue ink, on an 8 1/2 -by-11-inch sheet of ruled notepaper.
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