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Original Bob Dylan song manuscript on sale for $2.2 million

Bob Dylan performs at the Vieilles Charrues music

Bob Dylan performs at the Vieilles Charrues music festival in Carhaix-Plouguer, western France, on July 22, 2012.  Credit: AFP via Getty Images / Fred Tanneau

A manuscript of Bob Dylan's handwritten lyrics to his iconic 1964 political anthem "The Times They Are a-Changin' " has gone on sale for $2.2 million.

Described by the Studio City, California, memorabilia dealer Moments in Time as "the original working manuscript," the document on lined hole-punch paper includes numerous margin notations. It also features discarded lyrics including: "Come all yo[u] magicians of illusion and deceit / With 100 lb. weights tied to your feet / Wake up. Get up. Stand on your feet / Go down to Grand Central / You never know who you're liable to meet / Run out of the kitchen if you can't stand the heat."

Beneath the words "Grand Central" is an alternate phrase, "Pennsylvania Station." Sotheby's sold a draft of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's final lyrics for "Like a Rolling Stone" at auction in 2014 for $2,045,000, what the auction house called a record for a rock music manuscript.

Dylan, who turns 79 next month, was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 2016.

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