Handwritten Manuscript Lyrics of Dreamin'
1979. Debbie Harry’s handwritten manuscript (fair copy), titled at the top, and signed twice, of Dreaming Is Free, her brawny and lusty, gold selling single. The complete lyrics, all in her own handwriting, 27 lines (169 words), in blue ink, all of them on the recto side of an 8 1/2” X 13” sheet of yellow paper. Celestial Debbie has sealed her signature at the end with a kiss in pink lipstick. Ably framed (UV) with a color photograph of D. H. (white skirt and top, hands in pockets, head tilted, big smile). Lightening of the ink in a few places, otherwise fine condition, and this MS is so fair to behold, that if I had a tail, I’d wag it. Near fine. Item #74
Dreamin’ was the lead single from Blondie’s 4th album, Eat to the Beat, a red hot, new wave, punk rock hit, a sorceress’ mix of beauty and power, from the “Buddy Holly/Rave On” school of songwriting, released in the gentler days of punk, just before the ‘70s gave way to the body piercing generation of living wind chimes, whose only fear was a junkyard magnet. The manuscript was gifted to a poorly promoted and lightly attended charity auction in 1992 and she came away from the encounter soured by the experience. So if you plan to get your own Debbie Harry manuscript, you better start stalking her right now, and be sure to come equipped with a donut for bait, a 3 layer blindfold, a rag soaked in chloroform, and a trunk lid that won’t open from the inside.