ARTIST: The Beatles
TITLE: Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Lyrics and Chords

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-o-o-oan"
But as she's getting ready to go
A knock comes on the door

/ C A7 / Dm - / G7 - C G / :
    / D7 - / G7 - /

{Refrain, with her)
Bang, bang, Maxwell's silver hammer
Came down upon her head
Bang, bang, Maxwell's silver hammer
Made sure that she was dead

/ C - / D7 - / G7 - / - C / 

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 50 times "I must not be so-o-o-o-o"
But when she turns her back on the boy
He creeps up from behind

{Refrain, with her)

P.C. Thirty-One said, "We 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-o-o-o-o
But as the words are leaving his lips
A noise comes from behind

{Refrain, with his)

Silver Hammer, yeah

[Pataphysics is the branch of philosophy that deals with 
imaginary solutions, and was coined by the French absurdist
Alfred Jarry.]

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