May 3, 2013 22:08

Lyric sheet for unrecorded Bob Dylan protest song expected to sell for £35,000

'Go Away You Bomb' was written in 1963 but apparently never recorded

Lyric sheet for unrecorded Bob Dylan protest song expected to sell for £35,000

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Hand-typed lyrics to a Bob Dylan song which he never recorded are expected to sell for £35,000 when they go up for auction next month.

Dylan's lyric sheet for 'Go Away You Bomb' will go under the hammer at Christie’s in London on June 26.

The song was written for a 1963 anti-nuclear weapons campaign, writes the Guardian.

Nicolette Tomkinson, a director at Christie's has said of the song: "This unreleased song, written against the background of the threat of nuclear warfare, is not only a beautiful example of Dylan's songwriting, representing his political protest activities during that era, but is also a potent symbol of the anxieties of the American public in the early 1960s."

The lyric sheet has an estimate of £25,000-£35,000.

Bob Dylan will headline the new AmericanaramA Festival in America this Summer.

Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Richard Thomson are amongst the acts confirmed to play alongside Dylan as the festival tours the United States from June through to August. The festival begins at the Cruzan Amphitheatre on June 26 before culminating with an appearance at Mountain View, California on August 4.

Bob Dylan’s latest album, 'Tempest', was released last year.

The singer subsequently responded angrily to accusations that he plagiarised other artists and authors' material, claiming that "wussies and pussies complain about that stuff".

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