JULIEN'S AUCTIONS AND MUSIC HEALTH ALLIANCE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT THIS ONE OF A KIND 'ONLINE ONLY' CHARITY AUCTION TITLED "HANDWRITTEN SONG LYRICS BENEFITING MUSIC HEALTH ALLIANCE".
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We’ve partnered with a stellar group of award-winning, history-making songwriters and recording artists who, knowing what a generous cause it’s for, have donated a collection of handwritten song lyrics directly to this auction. The exclusive collection features hit songs spanning from 1967 to 2021, covering major musical genres including pop, rock, country, and blues. Each sheet of lyrics was personally contributed by the original songwriter or artist themselves. Many of these songs are Grammy Award winners and/or #1 hits that you’ve listened to for years or are just hearing now in 2021!
Highlights from this stellar auction include a Cyndi Lauper art display featuring one of her hats and a sheet of handwritten lyrics to her 1983 hit ballad “Time After Time,” with lyrics reading in part, "The drum beats out of time. If you're lost you can look and you will find me, time after time..."
Jason Aldean signed and songwriter (Tully Kennedy) handwritten lyrics to the song “Blame It On You,” additionally signed by fellow songwriters Kurt Allison and Tully Kennedy, offered together with a “Georgia Boy” cowboy hat signed by Aldean and a photograph of him wearing the same style hat.
Four sheets of lyrics to the classic rock blues anthem “Bad to The Bone” handwritten by guitar genius George Thorogood, with additional illustrations by Thorogood of skulls and bones and music symbols. The lyrics read in part, "I broke a thousand hearts before I met you, I'll break a thousand more."
Lyrics to the hit Carrie Underwood song “Before He Cheats” handwritten by songwriter Chris Tompkins and signed by both Carrie Underwood and Tompkins, with lyrics reading in part, "I might have saved a little trouble for the next girl, because the next time he cheats it won't be on me."
And a sheet of lyrics for the 2018 song "Crossing to Jerusalem" handwritten and signed by Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal, with lyrics reading in part, "The birthdays and the Babies, the bourbon and the tears."
The proceeds from this auction will benefit Music Health Alliance’s Covid-19 Relief Plan which was created to provide direct support for the immediate needs of music industry professionals and their families during this public health crisis where most have become unemployed. These proceeds will help provide relief grants, health solutions, and other immediate needs to these struggling families.
In response to the pandemic, Music Health Alliance’s COVID-19 Relief Plan was created to provide direct support for the immediate needs of music industry professionals and their families during this public health crisis through relief grants, simplified solutions, and a comprehensive database of resources. Entirely funded through grants and individual and corporate donations, financial support from the music community is critical to continue Music Health Alliance’s (MHA) advocacy and free services. Based in Nashville, MHA has provided free healthcare advocacy and support to more than 11,000 music industry members and has saved the music community more than $50,000,000 nationwide by providing advocacy and access to lifesaving transplants, medicine, mental health resources, and end of life care, among many other necessary services. For every $1 donation, MHA is able to provide $30 in life-saving healthcare resources. MHA fights so those in our industry never have to feel alone in a health crisis and we remove obstacles so patients can receive lifesaving care. Our services are free to any person who has worked in the music industry for three or more years or who has credited contributions to four commercially-released recordings or videos. Spouses, partners, and children of qualifying individuals may also receive access to the non-profit’s services from birth to end of life.
We hope you will bid on these song lyrics and support this most vital organization during this most critical time. Musicians bring us all relief – let’s bring some to them now!
For more information, please go to: www.musichealthalliance.com.
The auction will be online starting on October 15th for advance bidding and the auction will start closing in real time and in lot order for live bidding at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on November 1st, 2021.
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