Causes — November 24, 2010 at 7:42 am

The Cure’s Robert Smith donates handwritten ‘Plainsong’ lyrics to U.K. charity auciton

The Cure, 'Plainsong' lyric sheet

Fans of The Cure’s iconic Disintegration album will have a chance next month to purchase a one-of-a-kind memento of the 1989 record: A set of lyrics to the opening track “Plainsong” — handwritten and autographed by Robert Smith earlier this year — will be included in the “Art of the Song” auction on Dec. 15, a fundraiser for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Smith’s contribution to the auction is a lyric sheet with the words written out in black felt pen and then re-written above in black ink, mounted alongside a Disintegration: Deluxe Edition promo poster and framed. Both are autographed by Smith. Bonhams auction house estimates the item will sell for £500 to £700 (or about $790 to $1,107).

The lyric sheet is Smith’s second recent contribution to a charity auction; in September, he provided a signed vinyl copy of Disintegration to be auctioned off in support of the West Memphis 3 legal defense fund. The item fetched $2,250.

For more information on the “Plainsong” lyric sheets, see the listing.



  1. I. WANT.

  2. I’m happy the lyrics are going to a good cause. :)

  3. OH what i would give if i could. i hope it goes for more than what is expected. it’s a good cause.

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