Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” Lyric Sheets Expected To Fetch $2M At Auction

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 12: Musician Bob Dylan onstage during the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at The Hollywood Palladium on January 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
A lyric sheet for Bob Dylan's 1965 landmark "Like a Rolling Stone" is expected to draw up to $2 million for auction, according to Sotheby's.

The four-page handwritten lyric set, in pencil on hotel stationary, is said to be the only remaining draft of the song; the New York times reports that the song's full chorus does not show up until the fourth page, with several rejected lines such as "like a dog without a bone" and references to Al Capone.

The sheet comes from an unknown seller who's rumored to have purchased it directly from Dylan. Dylan' handwritten lyrics for "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" and Joni Mitchell's for "Big Yellow Taxi" are also part of the History Of Rock And Roll From Presley To Punk auction, which will take place on June 24 in New York.