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Elvis' short poem sells for $20,000

The King of Rock scrawled the rhyme on a piece of paper after apparently killing a robin that perched on his window ledge, reports contactmusic.com.

music Updated: Mar 30, 2009 16:48 IST

A short poem written by rock and roll legend Elvis Presley about a dead bird has sold at an auction for a staggering $20,000 (14,000 pounds).

The King of Rock scrawled the rhyme on a piece of paper after apparently killing a robin that perched on his window ledge, reports contactmusic.com.

The note, written on his own stationary, reads, "As I awoke this morning when all sweet things are born, a robin perched on my window sill to greet the coming dawn. He sang his sweet song so sweetly and paused for a moment's lull, I gently raised the window and crushed his ******* skull".

The poem was part of an online sale of Elvis memorabilia, which closed March 26.

Other items sold in the auction included a jumpsuit he wore at a concert at New York's Madison Square Garden, which went for $212,588.40 (148,663 pounds), and the typed lyrics for his song Young and Beautiful, which went under the hammer for $1,155.60 (791.50 pounds).