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Thread started 04/04/20 4:51pm

BartVanHemelen

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A previously unknown song(?): "My Eyes Are Open"

Its sheet music got sold in 2018 for $6,875: https://www.julienslive.c...lot/102101 -- see also https://www.juliensauctio...g-book/58/ .

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I can't find any thread about this, so here's one. Perhaps some expert knows more?

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Reply #1 posted 04/04/20 5:20pm

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The other lyrics for auction are Susannah era. May not date the lyrics you're asking about though.

Unrelated, you can also bid on Prince's supposed versace glasses submittd by Jeff Lowe of Tiger King fame.

I don't know why it seems like those same lots have been auctioned 3 times already.

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Reply #2 posted 04/05/20 12:27am

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As far as I'm aware, Prince could not write music, as in sheet music, with notes and all. The handwriting does not really look like his either...

This is not music, this is a trip
No, it's not a drug, it's something more hip
Don't need no reefer, don't need cocaine
Purple music does the same to my brain
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Reply #3 posted 04/05/20 1:48am

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yeahronimo said:

As far as I'm aware, Prince could not write music, as in sheet music, with notes and all. The handwriting does not really look like his either...

Exactly. Two good reasons why this must be a fake.

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Reply #4 posted 04/05/20 8:27am

Kares

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yeahronimo said:

As far as I'm aware, Prince could not write music, as in sheet music, with notes and all. The handwriting does not really look like his either...

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I've no idea whether this is a Prince-composition or not, but noone said it was Prince's own handwriting. He has worked with many musicians who who were able to write scores for themselves so just because it's not his own handwriting it could still be his song.

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Reply #5 posted 04/05/20 8:35am

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Kares said:

yeahronimo said:

As far as I'm aware, Prince could not write music, as in sheet music, with notes and all. The handwriting does not really look like his either...

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I've no idea whether this is a Prince-composition or not, but noone said it was Prince's own handwriting. He has worked with many musicians who who were able to write scores for themselves so just because it's not his own handwriting it could still be his song.



It's listed as "Prince handwritten". And if it wasn't, this means anyone can write five lines and sell it for thousands... might be a good idea during quarantine!

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Reply #6 posted 04/05/20 8:39am

Kares

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billymeade said:

Kares said:

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I've no idea whether this is a Prince-composition or not, but noone said it was Prince's own handwriting. He has worked with many musicians who who were able to write scores for themselves so just because it's not his own handwriting it could still be his song.



It's listed as "Prince handwritten". And if it wasn't, this means anyone can write five lines and sell it for thousands... might be a good idea during quarantine!

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Well "Prince handwritten music and lyrics" does not necessarily mean "handwritten by Prince" to me, they could've just left out a comma after "Prince", but I dunno.

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Reply #7 posted 04/06/20 9:01am

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Since the initials are PR...... Prince Rogers.... Is it possible that this is actually by Prince's dad, John L Nelson, who went by that name as his stage name?

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Reply #8 posted 04/06/20 9:18am

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That is def not Prince. Not his handwriting, not his lyrical style, not his musical style. The song begins with a I-vi-ii-V chord progression and it continues in a pretty predicatable-for-jazz way of making the I chord dominant before going to the IV chord. I could make a quick MIDI demo of this if anyone wants to hear it. I can tell what it sounds like by looking at the music and it's pretty cheesy. I would also vote Prince Roger (as in his father), if it's related to Prince at all.

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