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Wed June 25, 2014

Draft Of 'Like A Rolling Stone' Sells At Auction

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 10:48 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And today's last word in business. "Like A Rolling Stone" - the only handwritten copy of that famous Bob Dylan song about a person down on his luck, sold at auction this week to someone who clearly isn't.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

An anonymous bidder got it for $2 million. That's believed to be a record. This draft version of the song also includes rejected phrases, including dry vermouth, you'll tell the truth - also, something about Al Capone leading into the line, like a complete unknown.

GREENE: That's terrible. I'm sorry, I know it rhymes but I am pretty happy Bob left it out. That's the Business News on NPR News. I'm David Greene.

MONTAGNE: And I'm Renee Montagne.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LIKE A ROLLING STONE")

BOB DYLAN: (Singing) How does it feel? How does it feel? Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.