John Lennon Tapes Go on Auction Block

By | April 8, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Probably not. It’s a song Lennon made up to amuse five-year-old Kyoko Cox in 1969 in Denmark.

Cox was Ono’s daughter from a previous marriage, and that was the only time Lennon met her. Two of the cassettes Lennon and Cox made of silly songs and conversation will be auctioned off beginning today.

On the tapes, Lennon starts making up a song he was going to call “The Teapot Song,” but Cox says no and instead calls it “The Radiant World of Natural.” Lennon then sings about birds and bees and cheese and wax, before pretending to cry and say, “Oh, what a sad one!”

The tapes also captured Ono saying, “Dinner’s ready!” with Lennon commenting, “Said the queen.”

Originally there were six tapes, most of which have previously been sold for as much as six figures. The auction is being held through MastroNet and will end on April 23rd.

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