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

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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


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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