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Thread started 09/24/18 8:56am

BostonRR

Prince Handwritten Lyrics for 'The Ladder'

Live at RR Auction - Boston - tomorrow (Tuesday 25th) - 1pm EST

Full description here: https://www.rrauction.com...fm?IN=3054

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Reply #1 posted 09/24/18 6:08pm

luv4u

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cool Wow. Amazing

Edmonton, AB - canada

Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
"I kind of wish there was a reason for Prince to make the site crash more" ~~ Ben
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Reply #2 posted 09/25/18 4:09am

Dandroppedadim
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Never knew it was ‘sinaplenty’ I always wrongly sung it as ‘inner planet’
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Reply #3 posted 09/25/18 8:09am

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Dandroppedadime said:

Never knew it was ‘sinaplenty’

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The CD and LP contain lyrics.

© Bart Van Hemelen
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Reply #4 posted 09/25/18 8:47am

purplefam99

interesting the differents ways he writes the the lowercase letter "a".

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Reply #5 posted 09/25/18 9:20am

BillS

They usually say where the auction item came from. This one doesn't. I'm curious who put this on the auction block.

Sacred is the prayer that asks 4 nothing
While seeking 2 give thanks 4 every breath we take
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Reply #6 posted 09/25/18 11:40am

jennalynn

His handwriting and printing look very nice!! It's very interesting how the amount of cursive letters descrease further down the page, and there are more printed letters!!! ^-^

Very cool to see this page of lyrics!!!

~everything is a prince reference~
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Reply #7 posted 09/26/18 12:04pm

jazzz

Naise! I wonder what was erased...
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Reply #8 posted 09/27/18 7:57pm

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Very revealing hand writing and makes the lyrics even more meaningful.

"If you're living, you've got nothing left to prove..."
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Reply #9 posted 09/28/18 9:10am

purplefam99

Was Carmen Electra around when he wrote this?
This song was before her I thought. Maybe he had the name
On standby waiting to bestow it??? But he used it here.
I wonder if he had a list of names scratched down somewhere
Waiting for there physical arrival.
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Reply #10 posted 10/01/18 4:38pm

Astasheiks

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biggrin razz lol I think he saw some of "The Future"...

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Reply #11 posted 10/02/18 10:08pm

lollipop2

I think he is talking about himself..living in a land where there were plenty of sin, he didnt know where he came from or where he was going. As for Electra, I have no ideal if it was before her. The ladder is in reference to "Jacob Ladder". Prince often include Biblical facts and verses in his songs. The reference to the ladder is found in the Old Testament

BostonRR said:

Live at RR Auction - Boston - tomorrow (Tuesday 25th) - 1pm EST

Full description here: https://www.rrauction.com...fm?IN=3054

3395112_1.jpg

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Reply #12 posted 10/12/18 1:05pm

Cinny

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It's in the garage, man.


mr.green

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Reply #13 posted 10/14/18 10:53pm

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Gosh, I'd gotten SO MANY words wrong to this song. And it was one of my top 3-4 albums.

2nd line, I thought it was: "There lived a king wo didn't deserve did he."

5th line, I thougth was: "He never once said thank you, never frivilous."

6th line, "Now this king he had a subject named Malenga."

And forget the whole 5th verse. I had no clue.

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Reply #14 posted 10/18/18 12:43pm

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computerblueextended said:

Gosh, I'd gotten SO MANY words wrong to this song. And it was one of my top 3-4 albums.


2nd line, I thought it was: "There lived a king wo didn't deserve did he."


5th line, I thougth was: "He never once said thank you, never frivilous."


6th line, "Now this king he had a subject named Malenga."


And forget the whole 5th verse. I had no clue.



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Glad you misheard lyrics too, i’m Not one for reading the lyrics as I prefer to absorb the music via osmosis 😁. I do sometimes check out lyrics years later and am always surprised by how much I didn’t know. His name is Bart and he ain’t funky
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Reply #15 posted 10/20/18 1:38am

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jennalynn said:

His handwriting and printing look very nice!! It's very interesting how the amount of cursive letters descrease further down the page, and there are more printed letters!!! ^-^

Very cool to see this page of lyrics!!!

You make a very good point. I think he made an extreme effort, to write the lyrics out, that were'nt just pop song lyrics.

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Reply #16 posted 11/10/18 2:32pm

stankynewfunky

Hate the fact these items are being auctioned off.... these are precisely the kind of items that should be protected and kept at Paisley, on display.

sad

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