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As previously revealed, a clutch of Bernie Taupin‘s original lyric sheets classics are set to go under the hammer on the 9th of December at Bonham’s in Los Angeles.

The manuscripts have been in the possession of Taupin’s first wife, Maxine, since the couple’s split 43 years ago.

Among the numbers are Candle in The Wind, Bennie and the Jets, and Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting).

More lots have since been added. They include the press kit for Elton’s first U.S. tour; a couple of gifts Elton gave Maxine; and a love letter from Bernie to Maxine.