Indiana church begins auction of James Taylor sheet music for 'Fire and Rain' on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013


JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Southern Indiana 's St. Paul's Episcopal Church is auctioning off sheet music for the song "Fire and Rain" that James Taylor donated to the church for its effort to restore a pipe organ.

A charity auction website started taking bids Monday on the autographed sheet music.

The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reports the Jeffersonville church's original 1894 pipe organ was destroyed by the Great Flood of 1937. A 1981 fire destroyed its replacement, along with the church's parish hall and damaged its sanctuary.

The Victorian-style church will use money it raises from auctioning off the sheet music and other fundraising efforts to restore a pipe organ donated to the church. That organ's installation would finish a church restoration launched three years ago.

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