The Beatles posing for Borge, London
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Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics for The Beatles song ‘Hey Jude’ set to fetch £150,000 at auction

The handwritten lyrics for The Beatles’ song ‘Hey Jude’ as well as Paul McCartney’s shooting script for the music video of ‘Hello Goodbye!’ are set to sell for over £225,000 at auction.

The lyrics and script are among 300 items of Beatles memorabilia which are coming up for online auction.

The entire lot of 300 items is expected to sell for around £1.5m and will attract a host of investors looking to put their money into something physical as the stock markets continue to crash amid the coronavirus pandemic.

As we know, all Beatles memorabilia has a hefty price stage but Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics for the iconic song ‘Hey Jude’ has to be up there with some of the most desirable.

The track was apparently written for John Lennon’s son Julian and the item includes partial lyrics that Macca wrote during his process. The notes are thought to have helped either Macca or Lennon with timing on the recording of the song at Trident Studios in 1968.

The paper was later gifted to a studio engineer. The item is also being sold alongside a photo taken inside the studio which sees John Lennon near the item. It’s expected to seel for £150,000.

Also in the lot are the filming notes for the video ‘Hello! Goodbye’ from 1967. They are expecting to sell for £70,000. The McCartney-written script contains a frame-by-frame note of how he wanted the promo shot.

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