Maxwell's Silver Hammer

Lennon/McCartney, released on Abbey Road 1969

Lead singer: Paul, 1969 Northern Songs

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Joan was quizzical, studied pataphysical

Science in the home

Late nights all alone with her 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-o-o-oan?"

But as she's getting ready to go

A knock comes on the door

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Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer

came down upon her head

Clang! Clang! Maxwell's silver hammer

made sure that she was dead

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Back in school again Maxwell plays the fool again

Teacher gets annoyed

Wishing to avoid and unpleasant scene-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-o-o-o

But when she turns her back on the boy

He creeps up from behind

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Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer

came down upon her head

Clang! Clang! Maxwell's silver hammer

made sure that she was dead

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P.C. thirty one 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

The judge does not agree, and he tells them so-o-o-o

But, as the words are leaving his lips

A noise comes form behind

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Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer

came down upon her head

Clang! Clang! Maxwell's silver hammer

made sure that he was dead

Silver hammer man

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