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Thursday, June 12, 2008

peace lyrics could go for $600k

The handwritten lyrics to John Lennon's Give Peace a Chance could go for $600,000 next month in London.

The lyrics were given to 16-year old Gail Renard by Lennon while he and Yoko Ono were in Montreal doing a 1969 anti-war bed-in and later recorded the classic tune. The song, which was recorded in Lennon's hotel room, had Renard playing the tambourine and was later given a songboard with the lyrics on it by Lennon saying that they could be worth something, someday.

The songboard, which Renard saved for 40 years, will go on the block on July 10th to coincide with Beatles Day in Liverpool. The house has estimated that the songboard will go for anywhere between $400,000 to $600,000.