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    Sale 2179

    Pop Culture

    23 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 236

    Bob Dylan

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    Bob Dylan
    Extremely rare, handwritten, partial working lyrics for the song With God On Our Side from the seminal 1964 album The Times They Are A-Changin. The manuscript features half the seventh, the complete eighth and ninth verses to the song, along with numerous corrections, words scratched out, and a signature Bob Dylanin pencil. 7x7½in.

    If fire them we're forced to then fire them we must
    One push of the button and a shot the world wide
    And you never ask questions when God's on your side.
    Through many a dark hour I've been thinking about this
    That Jesus Christ was betrayed by a kiss
    But I can't think for yuh you'll have to decide
    If Judas Iscariot had God on his side.
    So now as I'm leaving I'm weary as Hell
    The confusion I'm feeling ain't no tongue can tell
    The words fill my head and fall to the floor
    If God's on our side he'll stop the next war.

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