Next month, Christie’s is having a pop culture auction that features the first known lyrics written by Bob Dylan, a poem titled “Little Buddy,” that Dylan wrote when he was at Jewish camp in Minnesota when he was 16. Christie’s expects the poem to go for at least $10,000, but in researching the poem, it turns out it is actually a re-write of a popular song by Canadian troubador Hank Snow.
Christie’s is still expecting the poem to sell for $10,000, still claiming it’s the first known written lyrics by Dylan, even if they are taken from a different song. I’m just curious who’d shell out 10 large for a ripped off poem by a 16-year-old Dylan in this economy. It’s not exactly a sound investment in my opinion. [Idolator]