"Sgt. Pepper's" final song could fetch $3,200 a word at auction.
John Lennon's original, handwritten lyrics for "A Day in the Life," the 1967 landmark album's final track, are expected to fetch at least $500,000 when they are auctioned by Sotheby's next month.
The sheet of paper, covered in writing on both sides, features Lennon's edits and corrections in black felt marker and blue ballpoint pen, with a few annotations in red ink.
The 154-word composition -- which does not include the "Woke up, got out of bed . . ." interlude later contributed by Paul McCartney -- will be sold to the highest bidder at the Midtown auction house on June 18.