The Beatles — Maxwell’s Silver Hammer (Lennon/McCartney)

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, Joan», oh.
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 an unpleasant scene
She tells Max to stay when the class has gone away,
So he waits behind writing fifty times «I must not be so», oh.
But when she turns her back on the boy, he creeps up from behind.

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 (Maxwell must go free).
The judge does not agree and he tells them so oh.
But as the words are leaving his lips, a noise comes from behind.

Silver hammer man!