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NEW YORK (AP) – Singer-songwriter Don McLean is selling his original manuscript and notes to “American Pie.”

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The wistful anthem that asks “Do you recall what was revealed the day the music died?” is going on the auction block on Tuesday.

Christie’s says McLean is selling 16 pages that include the original working manuscript and typed drafts of the song.

It’s estimating that “American Pie” will sell for $1 million to $1.5 million.

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The 8-minute-long “American Pie” was released in 1971. It was a No. 1 U.S. hit for four weeks in 1972.

“The day the music died” refers to the Feb. 3, 1959, deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper in a plane crash.

McLean, a longtime Maine resident, says writing the song was “a mystical trip into his past.”

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