Four sheets of hotel stationary were sold for $2.045 million at an auction Tuesday afternoon.
Bob Dylan scratched out ideas for his 1965 song, Like A Rolling Stone, on the pieces of paper. Dylan wrote the draft at the Roger Smith Hotel in Washington D.C.
The paper contains Dylan's attempts to rhyme "How does it feel" with different phrases along with many of the lyrics that made up the final song. There are lines that didn't make the cut like, "dry vermouth/you'll tell the truth" and a line about Al Capone.
The draft also includes stray thoughts and doodles.
The auction house, Sotheby's, sales the auction set a world record for a popular music manuscript. Rolling Stone ranked the song at Number One in their "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list.