Lennon Scrawled 'Only Sleeping' Lyrics On Overdue Bill In the Beatles song "I'm Only Sleeping," John Lennon professes his love for lying around in bed. Apparently he was too tired to pay some of his bills. Lennon wrote the first draft of that song on the back of a letter demanding payment for his car phone. That bill and the lyrics is being auctioned off next month. Also for sale: the coffee table they were written on.
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Lennon Scrawled 'Only Sleeping' Lyrics On Overdue Bill

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Lennon Scrawled 'Only Sleeping' Lyrics On Overdue Bill

Lennon Scrawled 'Only Sleeping' Lyrics On Overdue Bill

Lennon Scrawled 'Only Sleeping' Lyrics On Overdue Bill

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In the Beatles song "I'm Only Sleeping," John Lennon professes his love for lying around in bed. Apparently he was too tired to pay some of his bills. Lennon wrote the first draft of that song on the back of a letter demanding payment for his car phone. That bill and the lyrics is being auctioned off next month. Also for sale: the coffee table they were written on.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "I'M ONLY SLEEPING)

JOHN LENNON: (Singing) I'm only sleeping.

RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

It's MORNING EDITION.

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