The original manuscript of Don McLean's "American Pie" is up for auction this week.The manuscript and notes from the song that debuted in 1971 are being sold by the singer-songwriter who lives in Camden, Maine. Christie's is handling the auction Tuesday in New York.

The single "American Pie" achieved No. 1 status in January 1972.

The song has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and was named a "Song of the Century" by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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