Music Monday: Prince's Handwritten Lyrics Headed To Auction

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This week I share the story of a current auction that features many items owned by Minneapolis' own Prince. Shoes, blinged with "love symbol" charms, his handwritten lyrics and gifts the artist gave to a couple of his exes are among the highlights of two auctions that will take place in the next few months.

The RR Auction house, based out of Boston, is offering Prince items from February 8th to the 15th. One of the most interesting items is a draft of the lyrics to Sign 'O' the Times' "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" that the artist wrote out on "Prince"-watermarked paper; they contain an alternate version of the chorus, going "Baby, stop wasting your time/ I know what's on your mind/ I won't be satisfied with a one-night stand/ and I could never take the place of your man/ but I'll try, but I'll sure as hell try." The lyrics are estimated to go for $10,000.

Other interesting items in this auction are donations of items that at one point or another belonged to Prince's exes. One being a faux-diamond bracelet the artist gave to his onetime fiancée Susannah Melvoin, who was a backup singer for the Revolution and a singer for Prince protégées the Family. It's expected to earn between $4,000 and $6,000.

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