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Published: 2013/12/01

Bruce Springsteen "Born to Run" Manuscript Up For Auction

The handwritten manuscript for Bruce Springsteen’s 1975 “Born to Run” will be up for auction on December 5. The pre-sale estimates range from $70,000 to $100,000, according to private art auction organization Sotheby’s. While the seller was not revealed, the auction house said the document used to be in the collection of Springsteen’s former manager, Mike Appel.

The manuscript includes some older lyrics to the hit song, which dates back to 1974:

This town’ll rip the (out your) bones from yourback / it’s a suicide trap (rap) (it’s a trap to catch theyoung) your dead unless / you get out (we gotto) while your young so (come on! / with) take my hand cause tramps / like us baby we were born to run.

The document will be part of a Manhattan sale of fine books and manuscripts.

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