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JOHNNY CASH HANDWRITTEN "WE REMEMBER THE KING" LYRICS Description: A sheet of Johnny Cash handwritten working lyrics for the song "We Remember The King." The lyrics written about Elvis Presley, read in part, "As the swift bird flies o'er the mountains / How we wish we were there at it's wing / Closer by far to a friend we have lost / We remember the king." At the conclusion, Cash adds a note for his assistant in pencil that reads, "Irene, please type these lyrics for me, J." Cash wrote this song for the 1986 project "Class of '55: Memphis Rock & Roll Homecoming," which featured Cash along with Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis. 11 by 8 1/2 inches Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 Starting: $1,000

Upcoming Johnny Cash Auction

Sunday, December 5th, 2010 Julien's Auctions is proud to announce an auction of property from the life and career of Johnny Cash. The auction includes items from Cash's military career, through his life and partnership with June Carter Cash, into his time as a Highwayman with his friends through the end of his career. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit MusiCares. Highlights in the sale are lyrics personally penned by Cash. The lyrics include Cash's takes on traditional songs, an alternate version of "Don't Take Your Guns To Town," (Est. $2,000/4,000) and many songs that have never been recorded. Three guitars from different points in Cash's career are included in this auction — a vintage 1951 Martin guitar used by Cash in studio that later became the designated tour bus guitar (Est. $20,000/30,000). The second guitar is a Grammer Johnny Cash model used extensively by Cash on The Johnny Cash Show and later inscribed by Cash, "To