George and Ringo’s handwritten lyrics to The Beatles’ ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ are for sale

(CNN)“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is a legendary song off The Beatles‘ ninth album. And now, a piece of it could be yours.

The song’s handwritten lyrics are up for sale. Asking price: $195,000.
The lyrics are scrawled on the back of a studio recording sheet, used to account for the time and cost of a recording session.
George Harrison’s handwriting bookends the lyrics, writing in a blue pen at the top of the paper, “I Look at You all see the love there thats sleeping — While my guitar gently weeps.”
At the bottom, Harrison wrote, “While my Guitar Gently Weeps as I’m sitting here doing nothing but aging still my guitar G W.”
The rest of the lyrics are penned in Ringo Starr’s hand, complete with misspellings. Accompanying the lyrics is a letter authenticating Harrison and Starr’s handwriting by Frank Caiazzo, the owner of Beatles Autographs, a business that sells memorabilia signed by the band.

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