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Bob Dylan signed, handwritten lyrics from November 1961, when Dylan was performing at clubs in New York, shortly after he signed with Columbia Records. Dylan pens a song about Wisconsin, where he lived in late 1960 before moving to New York, and also where he spent time as a teenager at summer camp. The lyrics were given by Dylan to Peter Crago, a musician with whom Dylan briefly lived in New York in 1961. Full uncorrected lyrics by Dylan read,

''Bob Dylan - 11/20/61 / N.Y.C
1. Wisconson is the dairy state
I guess you all know well
I was in Wow Wow Toaster there
The truth to you I'll tell
It's milk & cheese & cream
I've known 'em all my days
I'm going back to my hometown I'm leaving right aways

2. I'm a heading out Wisconson ways
2000 miles to go
Madison, Milwakee set's my heart aglow
I'm a coming to that dairy state
My heart's a beating fast
I'll pick my banjo gently there
And twiddle my mustache

3. There's thoughts I left there long ago
One a coming now it seems
I'll tune my banjo than the hills
And feast on milk and cream
And stamp my foot all thru the grass
And never know a care
My homes in Wow Wow Toaster
And I'm a going there''

The song continues on the verso:
''1. These people with you city ways
Are driving me insane to drink
My home's in Wisconson it's a better place I think
I've been in California
My home's in Wisconson
And I''m gonna own the town''

Several words in the draft are crossed out and replaced, such as ''dreams'' being crossed out and replaced with ''thoughts'' in section 3. Paper measures approximately 8.5'' x 10.75''. Top portion torn off, horizontal fold and light toning, otherwise near fine. With a COA from Roger Epperson.
Original, Signed Handwritten Lyrics by Bob Dylan From November 1961 -- Draft Song About Wisconsin, Where Dylan Spent Summers as a Youth -- With Roger Epperson COAOriginal, Signed Handwritten Lyrics by Bob Dylan From November 1961 -- Draft Song About Wisconsin, Where Dylan Spent Summers as a Youth -- With Roger Epperson COAOriginal, Signed Handwritten Lyrics by Bob Dylan From November 1961 -- Draft Song About Wisconsin, Where Dylan Spent Summers as a Youth -- With Roger Epperson COAOriginal, Signed Handwritten Lyrics by Bob Dylan From November 1961 -- Draft Song About Wisconsin, Where Dylan Spent Summers as a Youth -- With Roger Epperson COA
Original, Signed Handwritten Lyrics by Bob Dylan From November 1961 -- Draft Song About Wisconsin, Where Dylan Spent Summers as a Youth -- With Roger Epperson COA
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Auction closed on Thursday, March 30, 2017.
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