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Elvis Presley's short poem sells for USD 20,000

31 March 2009
A short poem written by rock and roll legend Elvis Presley about a dead bird has sold at an auction for a staggering USD 20,000.

The King of Rock scrawled the rhyme on a piece of paper after apparently killing a robin that perched on his window ledge, reports contactmusic.com.

The note, written on his own stationary, reads, 'As I awoke this morning when all sweet things are born, a robin perched on my window sill to greet the coming dawn. He sang his sweet song so sweetly and paused for a moment's lull, I gently raised the window and crushed his ******* skull'.

The poem was part of an online sale of Elvis memorabilia, which closed March 26.

Other items sold in the auction included a jumpsuit he wore at a concert at New York's Madison Square Garden, which went for USD 212,588.40, and the typed lyrics for his song 'Young and Beautiful', which went under the hammer for USD 1,155.60.
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