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Handwritten Lyrics for “Red Solo Cup,” “Cruise,” “The Gambler” & More Up for Auction

Handwritten Lyrics for "Red Solo Cup," "Cruise," "The Gambler" & More Up for Auction

Handwritten lyrics to “Red Solo Cup.” Photo courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media.

Handwritten song lyrics for hit songs like “Cruise,” “If Tomorrow Never Comes” and “The Gambler” are up for auction on eBay to benefit the Center for Contemplative Justice (CCJ) Ecuador, in San Eduardo, Ecuador. The song lyrics are written by the songwriter, signed by at least one of the song’s writers and are framed.

“After my mother-in-law’s death in 1988, a school was founded in a rural community of Ecuador and named for her — Escuela Anne Stevens,” said Marcus Hummon, GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter and husband of Rev. Becca Stevens, founder of CCJ. “Since opening the school, a well child clinic and a women’s social enterprise have also been established to create lasting changes in the community. Several years ago, we dug the only functioning well for the community.”    

“There is so much to celebrate and so much work ahead,” Rev. Becca Stevens said. “We are grateful to the songwriters who donated lyrics to this campaign. We are inspired by their inspiration, whether it comes from a ‘Red Solo Cup’ or from a ‘Well of Mercy,’ as it rises from the same source.”

The auction is live now and runs until Thursday, Nov. 21 at 9:30/8:30c. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to CCJ. Items can be found by entering the auction number found in parentheses below.

Song lyrics available for auction:

“Red Solo Cup” (331064895951)
Written by Brett Warren, Jim Beavers, Brett Beavers, and Brad Warren
Recorded by Toby Keith
Signed by Brett Warren, Jim Beavers, Brett Beavers, and Brad Warren

“Stealing Cinderella” (331065602018)
Written by Chuck Wicks
Recorded by Chuck Wicks
Signed by Chuck Wicks

“If Tomorrow Never Comes” (331064879658)
Written by Kent Blazy and Garth Brooks
Recorded by Garth Brooks
Signed by Kent Blazy

“Getting’ You Home (The Black Dress Song)” (331065610457)
Written by Kent Blazy, Cory Batten, and Chris Young
Recorded by Chris Young
Signed by Kent Blazy

“Make It Love” (331063743511)
Written by Marcus and Levi Hummon
Recorded by The Hummons
Signed by Marcus and Levi Hummon

“Bless the Broken Road” (331063062017)
Written by Marcus Hummon
Recorded by Rascal Flatts
Signed by Marcus Hummon

“The Gambler”  (331064903971)
Written by Don Schlitz
Recorded by Kenny Rogers
Signed by Don Schlitz

“Well of Mercy” (331064331456)
Written by Michael Kelsh
Recorded by Michael Kelsh
Signed by Michael Kelsh

“Raining on Sunday” (331066318021)
Written by Radney Foster
Recorded by Keith Urban
Signed by Radney Foster

“Make Me An Angel” (331064906538)
Written by John Prine
Recorded (separately) by John Prine and Bonnie Raitt
Signed by John Prine

“The Light in Your Eyes” (331066789436)
Written by Dan Tyler
Recorded by LeAnn Rimes
Signed by Dan Tyler

“She Wouldn’t Be Gone” (331065605272)
Written by Cory Batten
Recorded by Blake Shelton
Signed by Cory Batten

“Maniac” (from the soundtrack of the motion picture “Flashdance”) (331064330473)
Written by Dennis Matkosky
Recorded by Michael Sembello
Signed by Dennis Matkosky

“You’ll Think of Me” – two copies (331064878893 and 331064867122)
Written by Dennis Matkosky
Recorded by Keith Urban
Signed by Dennis Matkosky

“I Need You”  (331064877350)
Written by Dennis Matkosky
Recorded by LeAnn Rimes
Signed by Dennis Matkosky

“Georgia Rain” (331064319852)
Written by Karyn Rochelle and Ed Hill
Recorded by Trisha Yearwood
Signed by Karyn Rochelle

“Wagon Wheel” (331065600494)
Written by Ketch Secor and Bob Dylan
Recorded (separately) by Old Crow Medicine Show and Darius Rucker
Signed by Ketch Secor

“We Owned the Night” (sheet music)  (331064895951)
Written by Dallas Davidson, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood
Recorded by Lady Antebellum
Signed by Dallas Davidson

Written by Chase Rice, Brian Kelley, and Tyler Hubbard
Recorded by Florida Georgia Line
Signed by Chase Rice and in the same frame

“Ready Set Go”*
Written by Chase Rice
Recorded by Chase Rice
Signed by Chase Rice
*note:  “Cruise” and “Ready Set Go” are one item, framed together in one frame (331063744603)



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