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Maxwell's Silver Hammer

Lennon/McCartney
Album: Abbey Road

Chords used:
       {eADGBE}
D       xx0232
D/C#    x40232
B7      x21202
Em      022000
A       x02220
A7      x02020
E7      020100
F#/C#   x44322
Bm      224432




  D        D/C#     
Joan was quizzical, 
  B7                   Em
studied pataphysical science in the home,
 A7                                     D        A
late nights all alone with a test tube, oh oh oh oh.
  D      D/C#      B7                 
Maxwell Edison, majoring in medicine, 
 Em
calls her on the phone.
 A7                                  D       A
"Can I take you out to the pictures, Jo-o-o-oan?"
     E7                            
But, as she's getting ready to go, 
   A7
a knock comes from the door.


  D                                 
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer 
      E7
came down upon her head.
 A7                                   
Clang! Clang! Maxwell's silver hammer 
      Em       A7       D   A   D
made sure that she was dead.


D  F#/C#  Bm  D7  G   D  A  D


  D      D/C#         
Back in school again, 
  B7                            Em
Maxwell plays the fool again, teacher gets annoyed.
 A7                             D       A  
Wishing to avoid an unpleasant sce-e-e-ene.
 D        D/C#         B7            
She tells Max to stay when the class 
               Em
has gone away, so he waits behind.
 A7                                D      A
Writing fifty times "I must not be so-o-o-o."
      E7                                 
But, when she turns her back on the boy, 
     A7              
he creeps up from behind.


 D                           
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver 
             E7
hammer came down upon her head.
 A7                                   
Clang! Clang! Maxwell's silver hammer
      Em                A7
 made sure that she was dead.



D   E7   A7   Em A7 D  A  D

D  F#/C#  Bm  D7  G   D  A  D



 D     D/C#     B7                              
P.C. thirtyone said "We've caught a dirty one.", 
   Em
Maxwell stands alone.
 A7                            D           A  
Painting testimonial pictures, oh, oh, oh, oh.
 D        D/C#       B7                       
Rose and Valerie, screaming from the gallery, 
Em
say he must go free.
     A7                                    D      A
The judge does not agree and he tells them so-o-o-o.
     E7                                  
But, as the words are leaving his lips, 
    A7   
a noise comes from behind.


 D                                 
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
       E7
 came down upon her head.
 A7                                  
Clang! Clang! Maxwell's silver hammer 
       Em               A7
made sure that he was dead.


D  E7  A7  Em A7 D  A  D


D  F#/C#  Bm  D7   G   D  A  D
Sil-ver   Ham-mer man!
 
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