Handwritten working lyrics to the Joey Ramone song ‘Maria Bartiromo,’ unsigned, on four off-white 8.5 x 11 sheets. This working version is written in ballpoint and felt tip, and titled at the top of the first page, “Maria B.” Lyrics read, in part (with grammar and spelling retained): “I watch her on the TV / with a cup of java / Every single day—She really / brightens up the day / I watch every day I watch her / every night she’s really outta sight / Maria B…Whats happening with Iomega we / all want to know will it beat the / street or falter come on tell us / so.” In fine condition, with a small notation and phone number to top left of first page. Joey wrote this song specifically for former CNN, CNBC, and Fox Business Network analyst Maria Bartiromo, whom he developed a crush on after the Ramones broke up. The song is featured on his 2002 solo album Don’t Worry About Me. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the Joey Ramone Estate. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
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