Maxwell's Silver Hammer Uke tab by The Beatles

10 Chords used in the song: D, B7, Em, A7, A, E7, F#, Bm, D7, G

PrintAdd tab to your SongBook

View these chords for the Baritone

Transpose chords:
Chord diagrams:
Pin chords to top while scrolling

Tablature / Chords (Intro)

Font size: A- A A+

Album:  unknown
Key: unknownChords
D D                   B7 B7
Joan was quizzical, studied pataphysical
Em Em
Science in the home
A7 A7
Late nights all alone with a test tube
Oh, oh, oh, oh
D D B7 B7
Maxwell Edison, majoring in medicine
Em Em
Calls her on the phone
A7 A7
"Can I take you out to the pictures
Joa, oa, oa, oan?"
E7 E7
But as she's getting ready to go
A7 A7
A A knock comes on the door
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
E7 E7
Came down upon her head
A7 A7
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Em Em A7 A7 D D A7 A7 D D
Made sure that she was dead

D D F# F# Bm Bm D7 D7 G G A7 A7 D D A7 A7 D D

⇢ Not happy with this tab? View 1 other version(s)

Uke tab by , 23 Oct 2019

Tab comments (0)

No comment yet :(
Need help, a tip to share, or simply want to talk about this song? Start the discussion!

Something to say?
Share your strumming patterns, chords or tips to play this tab! ;)

Top Tabs & Chords by The Beatles, don't miss these songs!

About this song: Maxwell's Silver Hammer

Maxwell's Silver Hammer was written by McCartney, though credited to Lennon–McCartney. It's a pop song with dark, eccentric lyrics about a man named Maxwell who commits murders with a hammer. The recording subsequently drew comment from the band: Lennon said "I was ill after the accident when they did most of that track", referring to his recent car accident, "and it really ground George and Ringo into the ground recording it", adding later "I hate it, 'cos all I remember is the track . Read more on

Did you cover Maxwell's Silver Hammer on your Ukulele? Share your work!
Submit a cover