Madonna handwritten lyrics to Cry Baby
Madonna's handwritten lyrics to her 1990 song Cry Baby
Madonna (1958-) is a globally-successful singer, topping the music charts internationally since the 1980s. She is famed and admired for her ability to constantly reinvent her image.
Madonna has reached a staggering level of success, selling over 250 million records, achieving the Guinness World Record for the world's most successful female recording artist of all time.
Cry Baby, which Madonna co-wrote, was the fifth track on her 1990 album I'm Breathless. The album featured four songs that appeared in film Dick Tracy, in which Madonna co-starred with Warren Beatty.
The remainder of the album tracks, including Cry Baby, were inspired by the film's 1930s setting,
These lyrics for Cry Baby were handwritten by Madonna in black ink.
The 9-line manuscript features the chorus and second verse. The hurried nature of Madonna's handwriting, the crossing out, and emphasis on "Cry Baby Guy" suggests Madonna may have used this sheet in the creation or recording process of the song.
Intriguingly, the lyrics contain a difference from the recorded version: Madonna has written: "He's just a cry baby," which would become: "He's such a cry baby".
The page of yellow paper measures 21.5 by 13 cm, and is in good condition.
Madonna handwritten lyrics are rare and highly sought after.
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