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    Beatles Related - John Lennon Original Drawing and Unpublished Song Lyrics. 11.75" x 9", black ink on sheet from sketch pad. During the spring of 1968, the four Beatles and their wives were students of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Rishikesh, India, where they also wrote songs that eventually were recorded for The Beatles (aka "The White Album"). One of John Lennon's songs left unrecorded and unpublished was titled "Subtle Woffell," the first verse of which is included on this sketch at bottom left: "beneath the deep Ambrosia tree/the Subtle Woffell lies/and he will sing to comfort thee/ under the purple skies." The figure lounging under the tree in the sketch is the Subtle Woffell, who has an eye-rolling expression on his face and nine fingers on his right hand ("Number nine?..."). The inscription at bottom right reads: "happy birthday Colin/with love from John: some time in March-Rishikesh, 1968." All four Beatles created birthday drawings and cards for "Colin," a fellow student of the Maharishi (presumably Colin Boyd, brother of George Harrison's wife, Pattie). In Fine condition with slight wear and a tiny tear along the top edge. Accompanied by a COA from PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2008
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