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By Iain Watts and Chris Jaffray

You’ll have to have the money of a rock n’ roll star to triumph in an auction taking place later this month – when handwritten Oasis lyrics go up for sale.

The lyrics – penned by brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher – include iconic tracks from the Britpop band such as Supersonic, Rock N’ Roll Star, Champagne Supernova and Bring it on Down as well as a set list.

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Offered up by an anonymous seller, they are likely have been used by the band during studio sessions as they prepared to take the UK music scene by storm in the mid 1990s.

Auctioneers estimate each lyric item could sell for up to £2,500, with a cumulative value of more than £10,000 for the five sheets.

To avoid having to look back in anger, bidders can head along to Omega Studios in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, for the auction next Tuesday [May 21] – while for those who can’t take the winding road to get there it is possible to bid for items online.

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And while some might say the band’s fame had faded over time, other fans are left crying their heart out that they are no longer on the go.

Dan Hampson, assistant auction manager at Omega, said interest in Oasis was still growing – despite them not being together.

He said: “We estimated we will get between £1,500 and £2,500 for each item, cumulatively it could be more than £10,000.

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“In Manchester interest in Oasis is growing despite them not being together any more.

“We are expecting a strong turnout – we estimate a 60/40 or a 70/30 split between online and physical bidders, with more people taking part online.”