Springsteen's 'Born to Run' Draft Sells for $197K
That's about double the estimate at Sotheby's
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2013 5:58 PM CST
A page from a handwritten manuscript of Bruce Springsteen's 1975 hit "Born to Run."   (AP Photo/Sotheby's, File)

(Newser) – Sotheby's underestimated the value of the Boss. A handwritten 1974 draft of his classic song "Born to Run" sold for $197,000 at auction today, reports Reuters. The presale estimate was between $70,000 and $100,000. Sotheby's revealed neither the buyer nor the seller, notes AP. The draft is an early version of the song, but it includes the familiar line, "Tramps like us, baby we were born to run." Impressive sale, but Norman Rockwell still has him beat by a mile.

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Observer
Dec 6, 2013 11:29 AM CST
Great song. Great collectible. This is about the same amount that Bruce earns each week from his royalties. He's worth every penny. Love you Boss.
kj_nm
Dec 6, 2013 7:55 AM CST
was this one of the tunes he wrote in the nut house?
Gimmeabreak
Dec 5, 2013 11:49 PM CST
$197K?? What a waste of money. Get a life, you idiot.