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A rare set of working lyrics in Jimi Hendrix's hand for the song Crosstown Traffic, 1968, the 26 lines written in a moderately faded black ballpoint pen on two sheets of yellow notepaper, the lyrics representing the first verse of the song and chorus and a working, unused version of the second verse with deletions as Hendrix worked out the song's wording.

[You ju]mp in front of my [car] when you know all the time, 90 miles is the speed I drive, you tell it's alright, you don't mind a little pain, you say you just want me to take you for a ride, your just like Crosstown Traffic, so hard to get through to you, I don't want to run over you, all you do is slow me down and I'm to get to the other side of town. It wouldn't be so bad, If I'm the only one you...A little advice my friend, This race you just can't win, I know that I'm not just the only one you try - To hitch up on a ride, Those tire [sic] marks on your back and even a few scooter tracks, Shows me you didn't just get from just sleeping on the road side, shows me I ain't the only

"Crosstown Traffic" is a song written by Jimi Hendrix and recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience for their third album, Electric Ladyland (1968). It was released as a single after "All Along the Watchtower", reaching number 52 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 37 on the UK Singles Chart. The song is held as one of the best created by The Jimi Hendrix Experience and appears on Hendrix's greatest hits album.

While Hendrix is often acclaimed for his amazing guitar skills, his work as a lyricist and songwriter was some of the best of it's time. Hendrix lyrics are scarce and extraordinarily desirable in any form. And, lyrics to well known and published songs are virtually non-existent in the market. Don't miss an opportunity to own a piece of Hendrix handwriting history! The pages are individually authenticated and encapsulated by Beckett Authentication Services (BAS), and are also accompanied by a full Letter of Authenticity from James Spence Authentication (JSA).

Jimi Hendrix AMAZING Handwritten Working Lyrics for Crosstown Traffic from Electric Ladyland Album! (Beckett/BAS Encapsulated & JSA LOA)Jimi Hendrix AMAZING Handwritten Working Lyrics for Crosstown Traffic from Electric Ladyland Album! (Beckett/BAS Encapsulated & JSA LOA)Jimi Hendrix AMAZING Handwritten Working Lyrics for Crosstown Traffic from Electric Ladyland Album! (Beckett/BAS Encapsulated & JSA LOA)Jimi Hendrix AMAZING Handwritten Working Lyrics for Crosstown Traffic from Electric Ladyland Album! (Beckett/BAS Encapsulated & JSA LOA)
Jimi Hendrix AMAZING Handwritten Working Lyrics for Crosstown Traffic from Electric Ladyland Album! (Beckett/BAS Encapsulated & JSA LOA)
Jimi Hendrix AMAZING Handwritten Working Lyrics for "Crosstown Traffic" from Electric Ladyland Album! (Beckett/BAS Encapsulated & JSA LOA)
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $36,716.40
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
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