NEW YORK - A "poem" initially believed to be written by Bob Dylan when he was a teenager - and up for auction at Christie's - was actually written by the late Canadian country singer Hank Snow. Christie's announced this week the sale of the handwritten poem it believed to have been written in 1957 when Dylan was 16.
But Christie's failed to detect that the words, with a few minor variations, matched those of a song previously recorded by Snow, who died in 1999 at age 85.
Reuters confirmed the lyrics matched the Snow song when alerted by a reader. - Reuters