David Bowie fans with deep pockets have a chance to own a page of music history A handwritten lyric sheet for two of his songs will be auctioned off in the U.K. on Tuesday. It includes notes on the 1972 track "Suffragette City." The page is expected to go for over $100,000.

David Bowie fans with deep pockets have a chance to own a page of music history

David Bowie fans with deep pockets have a chance to own a page of music history

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A handwritten lyric sheet for two of his songs will be auctioned off in the U.K. on Tuesday. It includes notes on the 1972 track "Suffragette City." The page is expected to go for over $100,000.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "SUFFRAGETTE CITY")

DAVID BOWIE: (Singing) Wham, bam, thank you, ma'am.

A MARTÍNEZ, HOST:

Good morning. I'm A Martínez. If you're a David Bowie fan with deep pockets, here's a chance to own a page of music history. A handwritten lyric for two of his songs will be auctioned off in the U.K. today. It includes notes on the 1972 track "Suffragette City."

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "SUFFRAGETTE CITY")

BOWIE: (Singing) Oh, my suffragette city.

MARTÍNEZ: The lyrics are expected to cost the winning bidder over $100,000.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "SUFFRAGETTE CITY")

BOWIE: (Singing) Oh, suffragette.

MARTÍNEZ: It's MORNING EDITION.

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