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Maxwell's Silver Hammer

This song is by The Beatles and appears on the album Abbey Road (1969) and on the compilation album Anthology 3 (1996).

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Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Joan was quizzical,
Studied pataphysical science in the home
Late nights all alone with a test tube
Oh, oh-oh, oh
Maxwell Edison, majoring in medicine
Calls her on the phone
"Can I take you out to the pictures, Jo-oh-oh-oan?"
But as she's getting ready to go
A knock comes on the door

Bang, bang, Maxwell's silver hammer
Came down upon her head
Clang, clang, Maxwell's silver hammer
Made sure she was dead

Back in school again
Maxwell plays the fool again
Teacher gets annoyed
Wishing to avoid an unpleasant sce-e-e-ene
She tells Max to stay when the class has gone away
So he waits behind
Writing fifty times "I must not be so, oh-oh, oh"
But when she turns her back on the boy
He creeps up from behind

Bang, bang, Maxwell's silver hammer
Came down upon her head (do-do do-doo-doo)
Clang, clang, Maxwell's silver hammer
Made sure that she was dead

(Do-do do-doo-doo)

P.C. 31 said "We've caught a dirty one"
Maxwell stands alone
Painting testimonial pictures, oh, oh-oh, oh
Rose and Valerie, screaming from the gallery
Say he must go free ("Maxwell must go free")
The judge does not agree, and he tells them so, oh-oh, oh
But as the words are leaving his lips
A noise comes from behind

Bang, bang, Maxwell's silver hammer
Came down upon his head (do-do do-doo-doo)
Clang, clang, Maxwell's silver hammer
Made sure that he was dead
Whoa, whoa, whoa-oh

(Do-do do-doo-doo)

Silver hammer man

Written by:

Paul McCartney.

MusiciansEdit

  • Paul McCartney – lead and backing vocal; bass guitar, piano, and Moog IIIp
  • John Lennon – backing vocal and acoustic guitar
  • George Harrison – backing vocal and lead guitar
  • Ringo Starr – backing vocal, drums, anvil

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