The item sold Friday as part of Julien’s Auctions The Beatles auction, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ breakup.
McCartney originally wrote the song to comfort John Lennon’s son during his parent’s divorce, according to the auction house. It was originally titled “Hey Jules,” after Lennon’s son, Julian.
The song went on to be nominated for multiple Grammy Awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
The auction house had estimated the lyrics would go for between $160,000 and $180,000.