The handwritten lyrics for Elton John’s Your Song are to go under the hammer in New York.
Auctioneer Bonhams estimate the lyrics by Bernie Taupin will make “in the six-figure range” at the sale on November 19 in Manhattan.
Taupin was waiting for the singer on a London rooftop when he wrote the famous line: “I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss.”
After getting the verses, it took Elton John just 10 minutes to come up with the melody. Its 1970 release helped launch the pair into stardom.
The document is being sold by the lyricist’s ex-wife, Maxine Taupin.
- Press Association