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Handwritten by George Harrison in "barely legible penmanship," a sheet of paper bearing the original lyrics to the Beatles song While My Guitar Gently Weeps will by auctioned off on Monday at the Barrett-Jackson & Cooper Auctions Rock 'n' Roll auction in Scottsdale. According to the auction houses, "it shows the work in progress" because it includes some lyrics that didn't make it into the final song, and is a "really significant and rare piece of memorabilia" that just about any Beatles fan would want to have. It is also one of the most highly valued items in the auction, with an estimated price of $500,000 to $800,000. Some of the lyrics to Hey Jude are on the back of the paper.
Other lots include memorabilia from the Doors, Elvis, Ella Fitzgerald, Jimi Hendrix and Britney Spears, as well as more Beatles items, such as an original John Lennon drawing ($40-50K).