The Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction July 2019
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Paul McCartney's original handwritten "Hey Jude" lyrics that the Beatles used in the studio while recording the song. McCartney hand wrote this version, and then made copies for the band members to use. In a video of the Beatles actually recording in the studio you can see these original McCartney handwritten lyrics. It is our understanding that McCartney gave these lyrics to a recording engineer at the session. In 2002 McCartney was granted a High Court injunction that prevented the sale of a draft manuscript of "Hey Jude" after McCartney stated that it had been stolen from his home. Therefore, outside of the material held by McCartney himself, the lyrics offered here may be the only original material relating to the song in private hands. McCartney's handwritten lyrics lay out the song's basic four verse structure: "1. Hey Jude don't make it bad. BREAK, 2. Hey Jude don't be afraid....middle (circled) - and anytime you feel the pain, 3. Hey Jude don't let me down. ...better, better, better BREAK. ... middle (circled) let it out + let it in..., 4. Hey Jude don't make it bad. better, better, better BREAK. ENDING. fading". McCartney originally titled the song "Hey Jules" and wrote it to console Lennon's song Julian on the break-up of his parents marriage. McCartney worked on the song in July of 1968 and then brought it to John and Yoko on the 26th. Lennon immediately thought the song was one of McCartney's "masterpieces" and they agreed it would be the Beatles next single. It became their first single released on the group's own Apple label, in August, 1968. "Hey Jude", clocking in at 7 minutes and 11 seconds, is the longest #1 single of all time. Black felt tip marker on 8 x 13 paper. With vintage sheet music . Comes with a Tracks, Ltd. U.K. letter of authenticity and a Gotta Have Rock & Roll™ Certificate of Authenticity. Authenticated by Beatles handwriting expert Frank Caiazzo, if the high bidder wishes to receive a letter of authenticity from Mr. Caiazzo we will assist in this process.
Paul McCartney Extremely Rare Original "Hey Jude" Handwritten and Beatles Studio Used Lyrics Authenticated by Frank Caiazzo
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Auction closed on Saturday, July 27, 2019.
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