Bono’s handwritten lyrics for The First Time are part of OneDrop Auction taking place on December 12th, organized by Guy Laliberté and Prince Albert of Monaco. Bono’s signature is dated on September 2020. The lot is also including a Jaeger LeCoultre watch that Bono donated. This watch was a present from the singer to his father Bob. According to earlier reports on this auction “Bono’s 18-karat pink gold watch ($1,000-$2,000) was a gift by the musician to his father, who he credits with giving him his voice. It comes with a framed drawing of his lyrics to “The First Time.” Laliberté says the contribution gave him goosebumps. “I didn’t ask why he decided to give us this piece specifically, but I am so thankful,” the entrepreneur told Robb Report. “I wish I could be a fly on the wall when the next owner is going to open the box and feel the symbolic importance of this piece.”
Ironic note: finally something handwritten that's not "Love is bigger than everything in its way".