FILE - In this March 25, 2017, file photo, Elton John, right, and Bernie Taupin arrive at Elton John’s 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Taupin in Los Angeles. An auction house says it will offer the original handwritten lyrics from the “crown jewel of the Elton John and Bernie Taupin songbook.”
Don’t expect “Your Song” to sell for a song. Bonhams, the auctioneer, estimates the hammer will drop “in the six-figure range” during the Nov. 19, 2018, Manhattan auction.
FILE - In this March 25, 2017, file photo, Elton John, right, and Bernie Taupin arrive at Elton John’s 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Taupin in Los Angeles. An auction house says it will offer the original handwritten lyrics from the “crown jewel of the Elton John and Bernie Taupin songbook.” Don’t expect “Your Song” to sell for a song. Bonhams, the auctioneer, estimates the hammer will drop “in the six-figure range” during the Nov. 19, 2018, Manhattan auction. FILE - In this March 25, 2017, file photo, Elton John, right, and Bernie Taupin arrive at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Taupin in Los Angeles. An auction house says it will offer the original handwritten lyrics from the “crown jewel of the Elton John and Bernie Taupin songbook.” AP, File FILE - In this March 25, 2017, file photo, Elton John, right, and Bernie Taupin arrive at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Taupin in Los Angeles. An auction house says it will offer the original handwritten lyrics from the “crown jewel of the Elton John and Bernie Taupin songbook.” Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision
FILE - In this March 25, 2017, file photo, Elton John, right, and Bernie Taupin arrive at Elton John’s 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Taupin in Los Angeles. An auction house says it will offer the original handwritten lyrics from the “crown jewel of the Elton John and Bernie Taupin songbook.” Don’t expect “Your Song” to sell for a song. Bonhams, the auctioneer, estimates the hammer will drop “in the six-figure range” during the Nov. 19, 2018, Manhattan auction. FILE - In this March 25, 2017, file photo, Elton John, right, and Bernie Taupin arrive at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Taupin in Los Angeles. An auction house says it will offer the original handwritten lyrics from the “crown jewel of the Elton John and Bernie Taupin songbook.” AP, File FILE - In this March 25, 2017, file photo, Elton John, right, and Bernie Taupin arrive at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Taupin in Los Angeles. An auction house says it will offer the original handwritten lyrics from the “crown jewel of the Elton John and Bernie Taupin songbook.” Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision

For sale: Bernie Taupin lyrics to Elton John’s ‘Your Song’

October 11, 2018 05:38 AM