Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" manuscript for sale

Bruce Springsteen performs during a concert in the Rock in Rio Festival on Sept. 21, 2013, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Getty Images

A handwritten working manuscript of Bruce Springsteen's 1975 hit "Born to Run" will be offered at auction on Dec. 5 in New York.

Sotheby's said Wednesday the presale estimate is $70,000 to $100,000.

The seller wasn't revealed. Sotheby's said the document had been in the collection of Springsteen's former manager, Mike Appel. 

Sotheby's says most of the lines in this 1974 version are apparently unpublished and unrecorded. However, the manuscript does include "a nearly perfected chorus."

It's written in blue ink, on an 8 1/2-by-11-inch sheet of ruled notepaper.

The document will be part of a Manhattan sale of fine books and manuscripts. It was written in Long Branch, N.J.

Springsteen just announced that he's releasing a new album, titled "High Hopes," in January. 

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This image released by Sotheby's shows a page from a handwritten manuscript of Bruce Springsteen's 1975 hit "Born to Run."
AP Photo/Sotheby's

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