The Beatles’ ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ lyric sheet up for auction

Songsheet is expected to fetch $200,000 (£122,000) in US

John Lennon‘s handwritten lyrics from ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ have been put up for auction in the US.

The draft lyrics will be sold at an auction scheduled for May 14 and 15 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills.

The songsheet features the opening lyrics for the track and a rough sketch of four people in a room with windows draped in curtains.

Auction house Profiles In History is expecting the draft lyric sheet to sell for more than $200,000 (£122,000) when it goes on sale, reports Reuters.

The song, which featured on the 1967 Beatles album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, has for years been regarded by many as being in praise of the hallucinogenic drug LSD, based on the offbeat lyrics and the fact that the line, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds spells out the initials of the drug.

Lennon always disputed that notion and British woman Lucy Vodden, who died in 2009, revealed that she had been the source of the song in 2007.