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Maxwell’s Silver Hammer

Maxwell’s Silver Hammer est un tube des Beatles enregistré entre juillet et aout 1969 sur l’album Abbey Road. Version en Live au New Morning.

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.
Clang! Clang! 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 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…


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
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.
Clang! Clang! Maxwell’s silver hammer made sure that he was dead.

The Beatles

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