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- Posted on May 17th 2011 9:30AM by Chris Mugan
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One of the biggest selling lots at a sale of memorabilia in Los Angeles, the single sheet also contained the opening words for 'She's Leaving Home,' another track from the Beatles' 1967 album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.'
The lyrics for 'Lucy' were apparently a work in progress, the Daily Express reports, with plenty of crossings out, though there is no word on whether they help solve that eternal question for conspiracy-seeking fans -- that in the song title, was Lennon making a sly reference to the drug LSD, something he always denied.
The editing, though, supports the idea that while the song was originally inspired by a drawing by Lennon's four-year-old son Julian, 'Lucy' was composed over several hours in the studio with some input from Paul McCartney.
It is intriguing, though, to have lines from 'She's Leaving Home' on the same page, as that song was mainly McCartney's composition and recorded a fortnight after 'Lucy.' Also, rather than a piece of Lewis Carroll-style whimsy, the other tune is based on the true newspaper story of a girl running away from her parents.