'American Pie' lyrics sell for $1.2 million

April 6, 2015 5:57 PM

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'American Pie' lyrics sell for $1.2 million

The lyrics to the famed Don McLean song sold for $1.2 million Tuesday morning at an auction held by Christie's.

"Don McLean's manuscript of 'American Pie' achieved the 3rd highest auction price for an American literary manuscript, a fitting tribute to one the foremost singer-songwriters of his generation," Christie's Tom Lecky said in a statement.

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