Lot 69: Jim Morrison of The Doors handwritten lyrics for "Riders on the Storm".

Profiles in History

December 18, 2013
Calabasas Hills, CA, US

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69. Jim Morrison of The Doors handwritten lyrics for “Riders on the Storm”. These handwritten lyrics for “Riders on the Storm” were written by Jim Morrison in the presence of The Doors’ manager, Danny Sugerman, for copyright purposes. 1-page, written in black marker pen on 9 x 14 in. yellow-lined paper. Undated. “Riders on the Storm” is said to have been inspired by the cowboy/folk song “Ghost Riders in The Sky: A Cowboy Legend” (1948). It marked the last song Morrison would record before his untimely death in 1971. The song is purported to have been performed live only once, on The Doors “L.A. Woman Tour” in New Orleans, Louisiana, on December 12, 1970, in the band’s last public performance with Jim Morrison. The tour was cancelled after this event. The rock icon died in Paris on July 3rd, 1971. He was only 27 years old. Exhibiting original folds, mild wrinkling from handling and minor toning around edges. In very good condition. Morrison has written, in full: “J.M. / Doors / Riders On the Storm / Riders on the storm (2) / Into this house we’re born / Into this world we’re thrown / Like a dog w/out a bone / An actor out on loan / Riders on the storm / There’s a killer on the road / His brain is squirming like a toad / Take a long holiday / Let your children play/ If you give this man a ride / Sweet family will die / There’s a killer on the road / Girl you gotta love your man (2) / Take him by the hand / Make him understand / The world on you depends / Our life will never end / Girl you gotta love your man / (Repeat) / Riders on the storm (4)”Morrison has drawn a cartoon caricature in the upper left hand corner of the page. Above the title “Doors” it appears that the name, “Robbie Krieger” (The Doors guitarist) has been scratched out. Comes with a signed LOA from The Doors manager Danny Sugerman who confirms that the manuscript is written completely in Morrison’s hand and was written in the presence of Sugerman.
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