American Pie manuscript sells for £806,000!

Published Wednesday, Apr 8 2015, 19:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
It's been a floor-filler for years but no-one has ever worked out what the lyrics mean, which may explain why an unnamed buyer has paid a staggering £806,000 for the original manuscript of Don McLean's American Pie!

Not only will they get the full 16-page draft, but they may also have the chance to figure out exactly what the seemingly-random words refer to.

"American Pie" manuscript sells for £806,000

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Don McLean's lyrics have always been a mystery

The song was released in 1972 and the singer has since said the first section is a tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, who were all killed in a 1959 plane crash.

However, the rest of the eight-minute song has remained a mystery.

But Don has hinted that the manuscript will reveal all when, back in February, he said: "The writing and the lyrics will divulge everything there is to divulge."

The manuscript sold at auction in New York yesterday (7 April) and so maybe they were well worth the money...

We hope they share the secret!

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