It's from November 1961 and it's about Wisconsin

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The handwritten lyrics to an unpublished Bob Dylan song are up for auction.

Rolling Stone reports that Dylan wrote the lyrics in November 1961, months after he moved to New York. Dylan gave the lyric sheet to musician and one-time roommate, Peter Crago.

The opening bid is set at $30,000.

The auction house, Nate D Sanders, have printed the lyrics:

Wisconson is the dairy state
I guess you all know well
I was in Wow Wow Toaster there
The truth to you I’ll tell
It’s milk & cheese & cream
I’ve known ’em all my days
I’m going back to my hometown I’m leaving right aways

I’m a heading out Wisconson ways
2000 miles to go
Madison, Milwakee set’s my heart aglow
I’m a coming to that dairy state
My heart’s a beating fast
I’ll pick my banjo gently there
And twiddle my mustache

There’s thoughts I left there long ago
One a coming now it seems
I’ll tune my banjo than the hills
And feast on milk and cream
And stamp my foot all thru the grass
And never know a care
My homes in Wow Wow Toaster
And I’m a going there”

The song continues on the verso:
”1. These people with you city ways
Are driving me insane to drink
My home’s in Wisconson it’s a better place I think
I’ve been in California
My home’s in Wisconson
And I”m gonna own the town”

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