Michael Jackson's previously unreleased lyrics has been put up for auction by the late popstar's close friend.
Michael Jackson. PICs/AFP
The eight-and-a-half line verse written in pen on white paper, has intrigued fans and is being sold by auctioneers Bonhams, who are expecting offers of up to 3,000 pounds.
Dr Arnold Klein, the pop legend's dermatologist, is selling the handwritten lyrics after being declared bankrupt. According to research, it is not part of any song already published and may well have been part of a composition not yet released.
It is believed the words could also have been a work in progress or even a project that he abandoned. The verse begins as "Across the sea of time, we shall meet on endless shores, counting our blessings of love's eternity."
One line is crossed out and the lyric ends with "So let us meet on endless shores at the break of dawn..." Dr Klein was a close friend of Jackson's, and it was he who employed the singer's former wife Debbie Rowe, the mother of two of the star's children.
"It looks like it is written in poetic format. There are eight-and-a-half lines and they feel like lyrics," the Daily Mail quoted Catherine Williamson, from Bonhams as saying.
"We could not find it in any of his published music so maybe it was a work in progress or is a song that has not yet been released.
"These lyrics are pretty intriguing and we will expect they will attract a lot of attention," she added. The auction takes place in Los Angeles, U.S., on January 23.