Gram Parsons Handwritten lyrics to three songs

13 Oct

Handwritten lyrics to three songs, including one which appears to be an unpublished Parsons original work, on both sides of a 9.5 x 12.5 musically-lined sheet. On one side, Parsons has penned slightly modified lyrics to Willie Nelson’s song ‘Family Bible,’ as well as a few lines from ‘I Fall to Pieces.’ On the reverse, Parsons has written 12 lines of working lyrics to an original unpublished song. The lyrics to the untitled song read: “A girl came by today / I don’t know her name / but I’m still seeing her face / just the same. / I wonder if she’ll stay / and let me love her / Certainly it would be better / reason that she came / How many times / have I been lost at sea? / Been afraid of caring / feeling no one knows that but me.” The majority of the opposite side bears 16 lines of Nelson’s ‘Family Bible,’ each line written over several times in black felt tip, with six lines of Cline’s song in the lower left corner. In very good condition, with small edge tears and creases, some stray ink marks, and scattered toning along one vertical edge.

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