Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/01/16/beatles_lyrics/
Beatles lyrics auctioned for $300,000
While My Wallet Gently Weeps
The handwritten lyrics to While My Guitar Gently Weeps - penned by George Harrison - have been auctioned in the US for a cool $300,000, the BBC reports.
This earliest-known version of the 1968 White Album classic features Harrison's corrections and lines subsequently left out of the final recorded version:
I look from the wings at the play you are staging
While my guitar gently weeps
As I'm sitting here doing nothing but aging
Still my guitar gently weeps
On the back of the sheet of paper are the lyrics to Hey Jude in the hand of Beatles road manager Mal Evans.
The Cooper Auctions memorabilia sale, in Scottsdale, Arizona, also offloaded "a picture of a bird drawn by John Lennon when he was 11" for more than $30,000. ®