Nelson's On the Road Lyrics sell at AMA auction
Friday, December 18, 2009
– Willie Nelson's handwritten lyrics to On the Road Again
raised more than $3,500 for the Americana Music Association in an auction this week. The lyrics, 1 of 51 handwritten lyrics up for bid, also attracted the most bidders with 90 before being sold for $3,510. The auction, which is on-going until Sunday for a few other items, will raise about $30,000 for the AMA.
Other big sellers were Robert Plant's Please Read the Letter, a song he did with Alison Krauss on their disc, which went for $2,225. John Hiatt's Have a Little Faith In Me, raised $2,000, while Patty Griffin's Heavenly Day, drew a winning bid of $2,010. Peter Frampton's Baby I Love Your Way, raised $1,110.
Many lyrics went in the $100 and $200 range. Other higher priced lyrics were $750 for Guy Clark's LA Freeway and $600 for Emmylou Harris' Tulsa Queen.
One handwritten lyric remains up for bid - Michael Martin Murphey's Wildfire, which closes Sunday. A cabin on a cruise with Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt and Buddy Miller is currently going for $1,700.
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