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Thread started 06/23/16 4:28pm

CherryMoon57

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Prince's handwritten notes


You've probably seen them all over the internet, numerous photos of pages torn out from a spiral note-book, supposedly scribbled over with Prince's beautiful handwriting. I understand they have been up for auction in the past. How and when did that happen? I'm intrigued, can someone please enlighten me.

I would also like to gather in this thread the photos of Prince's handwritten lyrics as well as any hand-written notes... As and when we find them, if that's possible, so that we can see them all at a glance.

Here's one to start.


Edit: I have edited this post to include any handwritten notes from Prince and not just the song lyrics.


[Edited 6/26/16 9:30am]

Open your heart open your mind
A train is leaving all day
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Reply #1 posted 06/23/16 4:40pm

suomynona

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There are circulating handwritten lyrics for:
17 Days
Baby I'm A Star
The Beautiful Ones
Computer Blue
Darling Nikki
Days Of Wild (two versions)
Erotic City
Gold
I Would Die 4 U
Let's Get Crazy (before it was changed to Let's Go Crazy)
Manic Monday ("by Apollonia 6")
Paisley Park
Purple Rain

When Doves Cry
Wonderful Ass

Bonus handwritten notes:
Early Apollonia 6 tracklist
Early The Family tracklist with a lyric from the unreleased "Feline"

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Reply #2 posted 06/23/16 6:04pm

inovio

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His handwriting is similiar to mine

Eye wanna make Love to U, 2 times maybe 3,
If u want to go 4 or 5, Baby that's alright with me,
eye will be your little baby,
eye can be your big strong man,
eye can be your girl or boy, I can be your toy...
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Reply #3 posted 06/23/16 6:06pm

suomynona

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Yes. Sad to say that nice penmanship and spelling skills have gone out the window with autocorrect and typing.

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Reply #4 posted 06/24/16 1:50am

CherryMoon57

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Open your heart open your mind
A train is leaving all day
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Reply #5 posted 06/24/16 2:26am

CROWNS1

odd to see him use the letter "I"

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Reply #6 posted 06/24/16 3:24am

Guitarhero

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Reply #7 posted 06/24/16 3:24am

Guitarhero

[Edited 6/24/16 3:24am]

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Reply #8 posted 06/24/16 3:25am

Guitarhero

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Reply #9 posted 06/24/16 3:27am

Guitarhero

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Reply #10 posted 06/24/16 3:27am

Guitarhero

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Reply #11 posted 06/24/16 3:32am

CherryMoon57

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Thanks guitarhero biggrin (I don't think #6 is written by Prince though)

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Reply #12 posted 06/24/16 3:33am

Guitarhero

CherryMoon57 said:

Thanks guitarhero biggrin (I don't think #6 is written by Prince though)

Sorry biggrin

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Reply #13 posted 06/24/16 3:40am

CherryMoon57

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Guitarhero said:

CherryMoon57 said:

Thanks guitarhero biggrin (I don't think #6 is written by Prince though)

Sorry biggrin

No need to apologise, they are beautiful lyrics cool

Open your heart open your mind
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Reply #14 posted 06/24/16 4:51am

Guitarhero

CherryMoon57 said:

Guitarhero said:

Sorry biggrin

No need to apologise, they are beautiful lyrics cool

nod

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Reply #15 posted 06/24/16 4:58am

NinaB

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suomynona said:

There are circulating handwritten lyrics for:
17 Days
Baby I'm A Star
The Beautiful Ones
Computer Blue
Darling Nikki
Days Of Wild (two versions)
Erotic City
Gold
I Would Die 4 U
Let's Get Crazy (before it was changed to Let's Go Crazy)
Manic Monday ("by Apollonia 6")
Paisley Park
Purple Rain


When Doves Cry
Wonderful Ass

Bonus handwritten notes:
Early Apollonia 6 tracklist
Early The Family tracklist with a lyric from the unreleased "Feline"


I have maybe half of those, so appreciate this thread thank u very much
biggrin Beautiful penmanship, old skool cool
"We just let people talk & say whatever they want 2 say. 9 times out of 10, trust me, what's out there now, I wouldn't give nary one of these folks the time of day. That's why I don't say anything back, because there's so much that's wrong" - P, Dec '15
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Reply #16 posted 06/24/16 5:01am

Guitarhero

Look at the W falloff

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Reply #17 posted 06/24/16 5:20am

CherryMoon57

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^^I noticed that one earlier, good old Prince penmanship! wink

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Reply #18 posted 06/24/16 5:22am

appleseed

No 2, eye, 4 word substitutions in the first drafts?

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Reply #19 posted 06/24/16 5:32am

Guitarhero

CherryMoon57 said:

^^I noticed that one earlier, good old Prince penmanship! wink

lol

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Reply #20 posted 06/24/16 11:12am

justAmeda

I am always skittish of looking up his lyrics anywhere except here on the Org because of that interview he did way back and was talking about how people had his lyrics wrong and gave When Doves Cry and Little Red Corvette he gave the example how they were quoted wrong lol

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Reply #21 posted 06/25/16 2:35pm

CherryMoon57

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Open your heart open your mind
A train is leaving all day
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Reply #22 posted 06/25/16 2:48pm

ACharmed1

Thanks for posting those Guitarhero! Really interesting to see. I like how he made a list of words to rhyme with on Wonderful Ass.

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Reply #23 posted 06/26/16 4:56am

CherryMoon57

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A page of Prince handwritten notes. Written on lined paper in pencil, they appear to be for production. Reads in part, "Male is seen in machine and screen beckons 2 females. A half-crescent moon ascends out over crowd She gets on then and rides back to machine...she writes letters - pleased 2 see Male socially conscious. He invites 2 a after party they just look at each other."

http://www.julienslive.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/30/lot/9405/PRINCE-HANDWRITTEN-NOTES


Open your heart open your mind
A train is leaving all day
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Reply #24 posted 06/26/16 5:03am

CherryMoon57

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She's always in My Hair, 1987 document. Found on Pinterest.

She's always in my hair. 1987 hand written lyrics:

Open your heart open your mind
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Reply #25 posted 06/26/16 5:08am

FlyOnTheWall

Guitarhero said:

Look at the W falloff

[Edited 6/24/16 5:02am]

It's interesting to see how he lists words that rhyme. He was amazing.

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Reply #26 posted 06/26/16 8:31am

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inovio said:

His handwriting is similiar to mine

Same here--that's the first thing that struck me when I saw the photos. Kind of weird...

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #27 posted 06/26/16 8:46am

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suomynona said:

Yes. Sad to say that nice penmanship and spelling skills have gone out the window with autocorrect and typing.

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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #28 posted 06/26/16 8:59am

CherryMoon57

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purplethunder3121 said:

suomynona said:

Yes. Sad to say that nice penmanship and spelling skills have gone out the window with autocorrect and typing.

[img:$uid]http://fontmeme.../img:$uid]

eek

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Open your heart open your mind
A train is leaving all day
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Reply #29 posted 06/26/16 9:01am

CalhounSq

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These are so beautiful!!
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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