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Lot #2127
Jim Morrison Handwritten Lyrics for 'Love Her Madly'

Three pages of Jim Morrison's handwritten lyrics for "Love Her Madly"

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UPDATE: A provenance letter (on The doors letterhead) prepared, and signed, by Danny Sugerman (Manager of The Doors) is included with this lot.


Three pages of Jim Morrison's handwritten lyrics for "Love Her Madly"

Complete handwritten lyrics by Jim Morrison for The Doors' hit song 'Love Her Madly,' three pages, 8.5 x 14, penned in brown felt tip in Morrison's distinctive hand. At the head, Morrison credits the song to Doors guitarist "Krieger," which has been struck through, as have the first two words in the title: "Don't you love her madly?" The text is the complete final version as released in 1971, beginning: "Don't you love her madly? / Don't you need her badly? / Don't you love her ways? / Tell me what you say?" In fine condition.

Provenance: Rock n Roll, Sotheby's, June 24, 2014, which stated that the manuscript was owned by Danny Sugerman, biographer of the Doors and their last manager. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Sugerman.

Released in March 1971, "Love Her Madly" was the first single from The Doors' sixth studio album L.A. Woman, their final record before the death of Jim Morrison. The song became one of the highest-charting hits for The Doors, peaking at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. As a rare lyrical manuscript by the Doors frontman for one of their greatest hits, this is an amazing and incredibly rare Morrison piece.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Marvels of Modern Music
  • Dates: #636 - Ended May 19, 2022

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