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Lyrics and Chords

Verse 1:
 D                    B7
Joan was quizzical, studied pataphysical
  Em
Science in the home
 A7
Late nights all alone with a test-tube,
D           A
Oh, oh, oh, oh.

 D               B7
Maxwell Edison, majoring in medicine,
 Em
Calls her on the phone:
  A7
“Can I take you out to the pictures
 D        A
Joa-oa-oa-oan?”

    E7
But as she's getting ready to go
    A7
A knock comes on the door.

Chorus:
 D
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
      E7
Came down upon her head.
  A7
Clang! Clang! Maxwell's silver hammer
      Em         A7     D
Made sure that she was dead.

Instrumental:
D F#7 | Bm D7 | G G G/B A7/C# | D A7/C# D D

Verse 2:
 D                     B7
Back in school again, Maxwell plays the fool again,
 Em
Teacher gets annoyed.
 A7
Wishing to avoid an unpleasant
  D     A
Sce-e-e-ene,

  D                     B7
She tells Max to stay when the class has gone away.
 Em
So he waits behind
  A7
Writing fifty times “I must not be
 D     A
So-o-o-o.”

      E7
But when she turns her back on the boy,
     A7
He creeps up from behind.

Chorus:
............................
      Em7               A
Made sure that she was dead.

Instrumental:
D | D | E | E | A | A | Em A | D
D F#7/C# | Bm D7/A | G | G

Verse 3:
D                B7
Р.С. Thirty-one said, “We've caught a dirty one,”
 Em
Maxwell stands alone
 A7
Painting testimonial pictures,
D           A
Oh, oh, oh, oh.

 D                  B7
Rose and Valerie screaming from the gallery
 Em
Say he must go free.
     A7
The judge does not agree and he tells them
 D     A
So-o-o-o.

    E7
But as the words are leaving his lips,
   A7
A noise comes from behind.

[Chorus]

Instrumental:
D | D | E | E | A | A | Em A | D

Coda:
 D F#7/C# | Bm D7/A | G G:A/C# | D
Silver     hammer.

Key

key
D
original
key
D
D# C#
transpose
capo
on
0 fret
not in use
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B

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