Amy Winehouse's family block bid to sell lyrics

Amy Winehouse.
Amy Winehouse.

The handwritten lyrics of one of Amy Winehouse's most famous songs have been pulled from auction amid a row over ownership.

Papers bearing the lyrics of Love Is A Losing Game and a Valentine's card were set to make thousands under the hammer at Bonhams.

However, following intervention from the family of the singer, who died from alcohol poisoning in 2011, the lots were withdrawn.

The song is thought to be about her husband Blake Fielder-Civil and is considered by critics to be her most touching work. The lyrics are inscribed with their names and a heart, to read 'Amy hearts Blake'.

The seller's identity is not known but the listing said the lyrics were given to a friend by Amy before her album Back To Black launched in 2006. The guide price was £5,000.

The second lot, expected to fetch £2,000, was a Valentine's card sent from St Lucia to Blake in prison. Signed 'Gemma', a code name, it shows Charlie Brown from Peanuts and her note reads, 'Our Day Will Come', later the title of a song.

Blake's mother, Georgette, said the seller is neither her or her son.

- The Daily Mail

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