State Trooper

New Jersey: N.p., circa 1981. Working draft in manuscript ink for the lyrics to Bruce Springsteen's legendary song, "State Trooper," recorded for Springsteen's iconic home-recorded solo album "Nebraska."

26 lines handwritten by Springsteen in manuscript ink on blue-lined spiral notebook paper. Multiple corrections and notes. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from P.S.A.

Full provenance available on request. Serious inquiries only please.

Recorded in January 1982 by Springsteen alone, at home on a 4-track cassette recorder, "Nebraska" was intended to be demos for the E Street Band to record in studio, but the idea was scrapped and only 5 of the 17 songs he recorded at home were recorded for full-band albums.

While fair copies of lyrics are becoming more and more common, original working lyrics by Springsteen are extremely scarce. A one-page, 30-line working manuscript of the song "Born to Run" sold in 2018 for $250,000.

Lined paper from a spiral-bound notebook, 8 x 10.5 inches. Some creases, else clean and Near Fine. Custom quarter leather slipcase with built-in folding chemise.


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