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Dylan lyrics could fetch up to $60k

Bob Dylan's lyrics for two unrecorded songs are expected to fetch up 60,000 (£38k) US dollars at auction.

Christie's said the typed lyrics for two early, unrecorded songs which are going under the hammer include handwritten annotations.

The original 1962 Talkin' Folklore Centre manuscript could fetch 40,000 dollars (£25k) to 60,000 dollars (£38k).

The "Go Away You Bomb" lyrics from 1963 could bring 30,000 dollars (£19k) to 50,000 dollars (£31k).

Dylan gave the lyrics to the founder of the legendary Folklore Centre in Greenwich Village. Izzy Young produced Dylan's first important concert in New York at the Carnegie Chapter Hall on Nov. 4, 1961.

Dylan wrote Talkin' after Young asked him to write a song about the Folklore Centre store.

Go Away You Bomb was written for an unpublished book Young was compiling of anti-nuclear songs.

Sale proceeds will support Young's current venture, the Folklore Centrum in Stockholm, Sweden.

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