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Original Born to Run lyrics going on display at Duke

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- The original lyrics show Bruce Springsteen wasn't thinking about Wendy when he wrote a first draft of his 1975 classic Born to Run. Instead, he's got a gold Chevy 6 on his mind.

The piece of lined paper is going on display May 8 at Duke University in North Carolina. Floyd Bradley bought the lyrics at auction late last year and is letting Duke display them through the end of June.

Both Bradley's daughter and Springsteen's daughter are graduating this weekend from Duke.

Bradley paid $197,000 for the lyrics and says he sees them as a piece of Americana.

The lyrics contain some familiar phrases, including the lines "tramps like us/baby we were born to run," but most of the words are different from the final version.

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 8, 2014 C1

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