RR Auction Home
Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Featured Lots   Reviews 
Bidder Login
Bidder #

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends August 7th
Pop Culture Auction Preview
Begins Aug 08
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2019 Auction Calendar
Jan 9
Jan 17
Feb 6
Feb 21
Mar 6
Mar 14
Apr 10
Apr 18
May 8
May 16
May 23
Jun 12
Jun 20
Jul 10
Jul 18
Aug 7
Aug 15
Sep 12
Sep 24
Sep 25
Oct 10
Oct 17
Nov 6
Nov 21
Dec 4
Dec 12
  More Dates & Deadlines

Item 2707 - Prince Handwritten Lyrics for 'Go' Catalog 530 (Jul 2018)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Sold Price: $9,200.98 (includes buyer's premium)


Prince's handwritten lyrics for the unreleased song “Go” in purple ink, one page, 7.75 x 10.5, signed in the upper right with a pseudonym, “by Percy Bagonia.” The song begins: “Intro, If u really wanna go / I don't really wanna know / What I really mean 2 u. / I'd rather u just walk out the door & go. / …One thing baby I just can't understand / Why'd you wanna take your love & give it 2 another man / baby just go, (go) Go (go) Go (go) and leave me alone / with this broken heart, we've blown the art of romance / ain't it sad (solo).” In fine condition, with a tiny stain and paper loss to upper right corner top. From the collection of singer-songwriter Susannah Melvoin, an extended member of the Revolution during the Parade era, who shared a long-term working musical relationship with and was engaged to Prince during the 80s. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Susannah Melvoin.

Prince recorded "Go" with Revolution bandmates Wendy Melvoin (Susannah Melvoin's twin sister) and Lisa Coleman in early August 1985. Despite dedicating much time and effort to the recording, the track remains in the vault and unreleased to this day. Prince's playful attribution of the lyrics to "Percy Bagonia" is especially noteworthy, as he took on various stage names and alter egos throughout his career—others included Jamie Starr, Joey Coco, Alexander Nevermind, and Camille. An outstanding example of Prince's handwritten lyrics for an unreleased song. From the Susannah Melvoin Prince Collection.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.

You must be a registered user and logged in to view Past Auction Item Images

If you do not currently have an account, click here to go to our secure registration page.

Important Information

Tips For Consignors


For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.