Maxwell's Silver Hammer

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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 
Joa, oa, oa, 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
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Made sure that she was dead

Back in school again Maxwell plays the fool again  Teacher gets annoyed  Wishing to avoid and 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, o, o, o"

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
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Made sure that she was dead

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

But as the words are leaving his lips
A noise comes from behind 

Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Came down upon his head
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Made sure that he was dead

Whoa, oh, oh, oh
 Silver hammer man

Written by: JOHN LENNON, PAUL MCCARTNEY

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